Findings of a study involving mice showed that BACE1 inhibitors could be safely used to treat Alzheimer's disease patients. How do these work to treat the most common form of dementia?
February 16, 2018
An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.
Neuroscience February 8, 2018
A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?
Neuroscience February 7, 2018
Findings of an animal study showed that frequently staying in dimly-lit room can change the brain's structure and impair ability to learn and remember. How does dim light affect memory and learning?
Neuroscience February 6, 2018
Curcumin, an ingredient found in Indian curry, were linked to improvements in memory and mood of participants in an 18-month study. Those who consumed curcumin also showed less signals of tau and amyloid, proteins associated with Alzheimer's disease.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 24, 2018
The American Academy of Neurology released new guidelines that recommended exercise to patients with mild cognitive impairment. Regular exercise may help improve thinking ability and boost memory, resulting in the delayed onset of dementia.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2017
Researchers find that reading text out loud can make a person remember it better. The act adds action to the task and makes it more personal.
Neuroscience December 2, 2017
Consuming alcohol after learning something new appears to boost the brain's ability to retain information. Researchers also found that drinking more alcohol is linked to greater enhancement of the memory.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 26, 2017
Speech problems may reflect not just less fluency and communication prowess, but also early signs of cognitive decline that could pave the way for Alzheimer's disease later on. Read on for the study details.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 18, 2017
A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.
Neuroscience July 3, 2017
Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.
Neuroscience June 21, 2017
The brains of memory champions do not have something different in structure. Instead, the trick lies in training people with typical memory skills using mnemonics.
Neuroscience March 9, 2017
A daily dose of yogurt with probiotics has been found to significantly improve the cognitive function of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a new study in Iran revealed. It has also been found to trigger metabolic changes that lead to lower cholesterol levels.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 14, 2016
Women naturally have a knack for remembering things but researchers have discovered that the memories they’ve accumulated over the years start to fade once menopause kicks in.
Healthy Living/Wellness November 11, 2016
Samsung is introducing the industry's first 8 GB low power double data rate 4 (LPDDR4) DRAM package for future ultra-slim and high-powered smartphones. The memory chips bank on high-end performance with power consumption efficiency.
Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 21, 2016
A nurse who was infected with Zika in the Dominican Republic suffered from neurological problems. Her case provides evidence the mosquito-borne virus can affect the brains of human adults.
Public Health September 13, 2016
Despite being known to affect the brain development of unborn children, the Zika virus has been found to damage the brain of adult individuals as well. The infection attacks a particular group of cells responsible for memory and learning.
Public Health August 22, 2016
Here's another reason why the Mediterranean diet is good for your health: a new study suggests following this diet can lead to better memory and cognitive function.
Healthy Living/Wellness August 15, 2016
Here's another reason to spice up your life or your coffee and toast with a dash of cinnamon. Researchers find that eating more cinnamon can help improve learning and memory abilities.
Neuroscience July 14, 2016
Breast cancer survivors may benefit from engaging in physical activities. Exercise may help improve their memory problems related to stress.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 10, 2016
Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?
Neuroscience June 19, 2016
Do you have trouble remembering information, especially new ones? New research suggests that to improve one’s rusty memory, you may want to hit the gym four hours after learning or studying.
Neuroscience June 17, 2016
Researchers have discovered that long-term antibiotic treatment could produce adverse effects on memory function. It could also prevent the production of new brain cells in the hippocampus of the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 23, 2016
Forgetting unethical actions and practicing dishonesty seem very common. A new study found that unethical amnesia may explain why people tend to forget their bad behavior.
Neuroscience May 20, 2016
How important is getting a deep sleep at night? Research suggests that REM sleep not only affects our physical and mental health, but it also helps consolidate our memories.
Neuroscience May 16, 2016
Constant retweeting or sharing information on social media networks can affect memory and learning process. Researchers have found that those who often repost information experience some form of cognitive overload.
Neuroscience May 1, 2016
In an amazing discovery, plants might just be capable of forming memories, suggests a biologist from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Massachusetts. A prion-like protein discovered in a plant might be responsible for its memory-making capability.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2016
The scent of rosemary may help you remember tasks and events for the day. The researchers would want to further study if the finding has any long-term benefits.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016
Peppermint tea may help enhance mood and memory, a new study has found. Experts say that compared to chamomile, which has calming effects, peppermint tea provides more alertness and cognition to people, especially in older adults.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 30, 2016
It's important to give children in their preschool years appropriate support, attention and nurturing, says a new Washington University School of Medicine study. Giving proper nurturing can affect children's learning abilities, memory power and emotional intelligence later in life.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 27, 2016
There are many mnemonics to help one memorize a certain information, but one tops to be the best tool. Researchers have found that drawing a picture is so far the best mode of memorization.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2016
New research has found that common cold and allergy drugs can shrink the brain and increase the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. These drugs can also decrease brain metabolism and cognitive skills.
Life April 19, 2016
A new tool could help detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease. A recent study has found that reduced use of the home computer could signal a developing neurodegenerative disease.
Life April 1, 2016
Some people are not good at forgetting. In fact, they have a condition called Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, which means they remember every thing that happend in their lives.
Life March 31, 2016
Women tend to retain memory longer than men in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. This might lead to delayed diagnosis and treatment among women.
Life March 18, 2016
People with early Alzheimer's disease may still recover lost memories, a new MIT study has found. Scientists said memories are not certainly lost, it is just a matter of accessing it once again.
Life March 17, 2016
In a new study, even low levels of neonicotinoid pesticides made it hard for bumblebees to learn and remember. This disrupted their foraging behavior, which is crucial for their pollination services and in turn the world's food crops and wild plants.
Earth/Environment March 15, 2016
Obesity impacts one's cognitive ability. People who are obese are at an increased risk of cognitive impairment.
Life February 29, 2016
People with a body-mass index higher than average could be harming their memory. How did researchers reach this conclusion?
Life February 27, 2016
Getting enough hours of sleep has several benefits such as improved memory. A new study in the United Kingdom explains how sleep fills the brain with important information.
Life February 22, 2016
Researchers have turned to worms to study how memories are formed and retained. According to their work, forming and retaining memories are associated with different neurons.
Life February 14, 2016
Researchers have found that the brain may be filtering memories by retaining those it believes will result in a reward in the future. Their findings offer clues on how memory recall works.
Life February 13, 2016
Smoking marijuana every day for five years can impair your verbal memory, a new study revealed. However, experts said marijuana use is not linked to a decline in other cognitive functions.
Life February 2, 2016
The complexity of synapses in the human brain is greater than had been thought, researchers say. That complexity provides memory capacity far above what was previously estimated, they say.
January 22, 2016
Scientists from New York University have discovered that the behavior of people during new situations is likely influenced by memories formed by different neurological processes. The hippocampus and striatum of the brain both play an important role in this phenomenon.
Life January 20, 2016