aging brain

Slower brain speed behind elders communication problems


April 24th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): The slow processing speed of an aging brain has been identified as the prime reason for healthy older adults experiencing communication problems, aKansasUniversity professor has revealed in his ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood cells boost survival, maturation of key brain cells


December 15th, 2010 - 2:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): Human umbilical cord blood cells (HUCBs) provide a 'trophic effect' (nutritional effect) that enhances survival and maturation of hippocampal neurons harvested from both young and old laboratory animals, ... Read more...

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Insulin spray could treat ‘diabetes of the brain’


September 24th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 24 (ANI): New studies are showing that insulin could play a key role in treating 'diabetes of the brain'.Many experts have held Alzheimer's disease akin to diabetes of the brain. ... Read more...

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High plasma levels of beta-amyloid linked with faster cognitive decline


August 10th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 10 (ANI): A new study has found that high plasma levels of beta-amyloid -protein fragments associated with Alzheimer's disease when they accumulate in the brain- appear to be associated with ... Read more...

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Blueberries, green tea may boost memory in old age


July 21st, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A combination of nutrients called NT-020- made from blueberries, green tea, and amino acids, such as carnosine-successfully promoted adult neural stem cell proliferation in aged rats and boosted ... Read more...

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‘Runaway’ development could compromise function of the aging brain


July 20th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): "Runaway" development in the brain is a potentially significant factor in age-related loss of function, found a new study.Researchers have now identified a gene regulatory link between changes ... Read more...

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Spitting debris helps brain’s tiny blood vessels survive


June 5th, 2010 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Capillaries have a unique method of ejecting debris, such as blood clots, cholesterol or calcium plaque, that blocks supply of vital nutrients to brain cells. The facts have ... Read more...

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Scientists create ‘golden ear’ mouse with great hearing as it ages


November 10th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): By crossing a mouse with poor hearing and a mouse with even worse hearing, scientists have successfully created a 'golden ear' mouse with great hearing as it ages.University ... Read more...

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Scientists link blood sugar to normal cognitive aging


December 30th, 2008 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has suggested that maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an ... Read more...

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Marijuana can surprisingly improve age-related memory loss


November 20th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): A daily puff of a marijuana can help reduce memory loss in old age and fight Alzheimer''s Disease, a shocking new study has revealed.According to Ohio State ... Read more...

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Ripe old people reveal secrets of super sharp memory


November 17th, 2008 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Wonder why your 90-year-old grandpa solves crossword puzzle in a jiffy every morning or why he always recalls names and faces he had known 70 years ago! Researchers ... Read more...

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Molecular target for Alzheimers treatment unveiled


November 6th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 6 (ANI): A team of researchers has shown that a molecule called Cyclophilin D (CypD) interacts with amyloid beta (Aa) peptide, the main constituent of plaques in the brains ... Read more...

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Diabetes, high BP may hasten death in people with Alzheimer’’s


November 4th, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): Having diabetes or high blood pressure may increase the chances of death in people with Alzheimer''s disease, new research suggests.The study has been published in the November ... Read more...

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Mens reactions are at their zenith at age 39


October 18th, 2008 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 18 (ANI): A new study suggests that mens brains ability to respond to external stimuli reaches its zenith at age 39, and starts declining thereafter.During the study, the ... Read more...

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Surfing the net boosts brain health


October 15th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 15 (ANI): Web search activity may be helpful in stimulating and possibly improving brain function, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) ... Read more...

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Human umbilical cord blood injection helps rejuvenate an aging brain


March 11th, 2008 - 12:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): A new study conducted at the University of South Florida (USF) has found that the injection of human umbilical cord cells helps an aging brain.The study, led by ... Read more...

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‘Contemplative’ brains more developed in children


March 10th, 2008 - 7:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 10 (IANS) A brain network involved in contemplative tasks like forming a self-image or understanding the motivations of others is more developed and better networked in children than adults. Washington ... Read more...

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Deep brain stimulation can reverse memory loss due to sleep deprivation


February 2nd, 2008 - 1:34 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 2 (ANI): Researchers at the Columbia University Medical Centre have found that stimulating a particular section in the brain can help ward off deficits in the working memory that occur ... Read more...

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Exercise beneficial for aging brain, Alzheimer’s


November 14th, 2007 - 2:13 am ICT by admin
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