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
Researchers found an enzyme located near the brain that can be correlated with both Alzheimer's disease and type 2 diabetes. According to the research, the higher the level of the protein, the more likely the person to develop these affections.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 24, 2016
Mefenamic acid, which is used to relieve menstrual pain, has shown promise as treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Additional studies are still needed to determine the drug's effectiveness and side effects in patients with dementia.
Medicine August 12, 2016
Do you often find yourself forgetting the names of your family members or close friends? Do you often fail to recall where you placed your car keys? The FDA suggests that certain types of memory lapses should prompt screening for Alzheimer's disease.
Public Health July 4, 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
A 36-point personalized treatment for Alzheimer's reversed memory loss and sustained improvements in a small study. This gives hope that the condition marked by cognitive decline can be prevented and cured.
Neuroscience June 17, 2016
Yoga and meditation can bring you more than just inner peace and a svelte body. A new study found that it can help older adults with memory problems too.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 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
A mice study has found that chronic, long-term stress can lead to brain inflammation and short-term memory loss. The new findings can lead to new immune-based treatments.
Life March 7, 2016
Surgical anesthesia is not seen as causing any mild cognitive impairment later in life, even in patients 40 years of age and older, researchers say. A Mayo Clinic study followed 1,700 people aged 70 to 89, all of whom had undergone at least one surgery.
Life January 22, 2016
Rats are found to have two independent 'working memory' resources, a discovery that can greatly improve Alzheimer's disease research. The study proponents argue that targeting the right types of memory in research is highly crucial to treating the disease.
Life January 16, 2016
A report by the UK-based advocacy group Alzheimer's Society has found that many people who suffer from dementia are no longer able to remain socially active as a consequence of their condition. Researchers have suggested that loved ones should visit and interact with these individuals more often to help ease their concern.
Life January 5, 2016
Korean researchers found taurine-like EPPS chemical dissolved amyloid buildup in mice brains engineered to mimic Alzheimer's symptoms. Non-toxic and water soluble, the EPPS chemical can break down amyloid clusters that can be cleared easily.
Life December 10, 2015
Dementia patients in Australia are set to take part in a large scale clinical trial of a new herbal medicine known as Sailuotong. The drug, which contains a combination of saffron, ginkgo and ginseng, has been found to help improve blood flow to the brain and retard memory loss typically associated with dementia.
Life December 1, 2015
A breakthrough medication known as J147 has been shown to be beneficial to Alzheimer's disease sufferers, according to a new study by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies. The new drug was able to retard the effects of the brain disorder in mice and even boost their overall brain health.
Life November 15, 2015
Digital board game helps older adults with memory loss in tasks needed for successful independent living, researchers say. The kind of memory that weakens with age can be improved with Virtual Week computer game.
Life November 2, 2015
Alzheimer’s Research UK warned the public of an impending crisis in national health that calls for long-term sustainable research funding.
Life September 22, 2015
According to research, the lack of awareness that memory loss is occurring can be one of the warning signs of dementia as it precedes the disease’s development by a couple of years.
Life August 27, 2015
Scientists have come up with a method for separating the two properties of cannabis. It could reduce unwanted effects such as memory loss albeit it does not change some of the beneficial effects of the chemical.
Life July 10, 2015
Men age 45 and younger with high levels of trans fat in their diets do worse in memory tests than men who consume less, researchers find. The finding comes just as the FDA moves to have trans fats taken out of our foods.
Life June 18, 2015
An international team of scientists from Portugal, Brazil and the United States have found that caffeine can help keep the brain relaxed and prevent it from suffering mental issues such as memory loss and depression.
Life June 9, 2015
A study suggests that memories considered forever gone may still be intact, locked in our brains, and may be retrievable. The work on mice could have human applications in cases of retrograde amnesia, researchers say.
June 1, 2015
A Mediterranean diet may lessen the risk of memory loss and cognitive decline as we age. A new study found that eating fruits, veggies, and fish has a beneficial long-term effect on the brain.
Life May 7, 2015
People begin to experience memory lapses when they turn 30 years old. Men, however, are more likely to suffer from failing memory than women, a new study claims.
Life March 18, 2015
A new eye tracking technology can effectively detect the severity of concussions. CT scan of the brain may or may not show the damage to the brain following a head injury.
Life January 30, 2015
A new study suggests that sleeping soundly when you are young may help preserve your cognitive abilities when you are older. Moreover, once we reach middle age, taking afternoon naps can also help improve one's memory and guard it against deterioration.
Life January 25, 2015
Scientists identify some genes involved in the formation of long-term memories. Finding may help discover why loss of long-term memories often occurs in old age, researchers say.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 23, 2015
Depressive thoughts can result in short-term memory loss in people. Depression costs about $83 billion to the U.S. government.
Life January 9, 2015
Research into where and how memories are stored in the the brain suggests memories lost to diseases like Alzheimer's might be recovered. It comes down to neurons and synapses, study finds.
Healthy Living/Wellness December 29, 2014
A study reveals that people with higher education that are suffering from memory issues are exposed to a higher risk of stroke, as the brain's ability to ward off damage could have already eroded.
Life December 12, 2014
Research suggests too much trans fat in a person's diet can reduce one's memory while pumping up one's weight. Trans fat may be causing cell damage in the body.
Life November 28, 2014
Sleep apnea can diminish spatial memory formation by disruption REM sleep, researchers find. Study uses video game performance to gauge memory problems.
Life October 29, 2014
Researchers from Columbia University found that cocoa flavanols, which are a component of chocolate, could reverse the loss of memory linked to old age.
Internet Culture October 27, 2014
Older adults who were placed on a high cocoa flavanol diet exhibited significant improvements in their memory compared with their counterparts who were assigned low-flavanol diet. Flavanol is naturally found in cocoa, tea leaves and some fruits and vegetables.
Life October 26, 2014
Researchers are studying a new protein, TDP-43, that may be damaging cells needed to avoid memory loss and keep cognitive aptitude normal. But learning about the protein will not be easy or quick, say scientists.
Life July 16, 2014
DARPA, LNLL, UCLA and Penn scientists are working together to develop a brain implant that will treat patients, especially veterans, with memory loss conditions.
Life July 10, 2014
Scientists in Britain have narrowed down a set of proteins to 10 key identifiers for onset of Alzheimer's within a year, yielding 87% accuracy. The study requires further validation, but may pave way for a simple blood test to predict Alzheimer's in those with minor memory loss.
Life July 8, 2014
The biennial Kavli Prizes will go to nine scientists who are working on the theory of cosmic inflation, specialized memory networks in the brain and advanced nano-optics, noted for works on cosmic inflation, nano-optics, and neuroscience.
May 31, 2014
A new study suggests that middle-aged men who drink more than two and a half or more alcoholic beverages a day, are likely to show more signs of cognitive decline than men who are light drinkers.
Life January 19, 2014