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Walk in park boosts memory


May 15th, 2012 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 15 (IANS) A walk in the park benefits people suffering from depression, say researchers on the basis of new evidence. Marc Berman, post-doctoral fellow at Baycrest's Rotman Research ... Read more...

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Apple eyes Israeli flash memory maker Anobit


December 14th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
San Francisco, Dec 14 (IANS) Apple is in talks to acquire Israeli fabless semiconductor maker Anobit for $400-500 million, Xinhua reported.Apple is likely interested in Herzliya Pituach, Israel-based Anobit for ... Read more...

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Diet of emails, texts, tweets and status updates can drain your brain!


April 19th, 2011 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 19 (ANI): A new study has shown emails, texts, tweets and status updates could be detrimental to our mental health.It suggested that modern technology could be damaging our minds by ... Read more...

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Watching others’ action can make you feel that you did it yourself


September 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Watching someone else performing an action can make you imagine that you did it yourself, found a study on false memories.In their quest to find out how false ... 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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Early Alzheimer’s identification method found


July 10th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A study by researchers at UC Davis has found that abnormal brain images combined with examination of the composition of the fluid that surrounds the spine may offer ... Read more...

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New research paves way for drugs to treat age-related memory loss


May 19th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 19 (ANI): Researchers at Princeton University have shown that two methods of extending life span have very different effects on memory performance and decline with age.While the nematode C. elegans ... Read more...

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Drugs that could ’switch on’ memory offer hope to Alzheimer’s sufferers


May 7th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): Scientists have identified a genetic switch that causes memory impairment in mice when it goes into 'off' mode, raising hopes of powerful new drugs to treat Alzheimer's and ... Read more...

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Damaged protein recognised as early diagnostic biomarker for Alzheimer’s


February 24th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study by American researchers has found that elevated cerebrospinal fluid levels of phosphorylated tau231 (P-tau231), a damaged tau protein, can be used as early diagnostic biomarker ... Read more...

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Word games, reading ‘help boost memory among the less educated’


January 12th, 2010 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Frequently engaging in mental exercises such as word games, puzzles and reading may help boost memory power among less educated people, say researchers.It is said education plays a ... Read more...

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New brain scan better detects early signs of Alzheimer’s


January 7th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new brain scan, called diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), has been found to be better at detecting earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease in healthy people, according to a ... Read more...

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Sat-nav systems ‘pose risk to drivers’


December 28th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Satellite navigation devices could prove to be a big distraction for drivers, thus increasing the risk of getting involved in an accident, say researchers.Previous studies have shown that ... Read more...

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New Alzheimer’s-related genes identified


September 7th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): A group of British scientists have identified two new genes that are linked with Alzheimer's disease.After analysing the gene pool of more than 19,000 older European and U.S. ... Read more...

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Fish oil supplements can cut memory loss in the elderly


July 13th, 2009 - 11:26 am ICT by ANI
London, July 13 (ANI): A study carried out by American bioscience company Martek suggests that taking fish oil supplements can reduce memory loss in old age.Dr Karin Yurko-Mauro, a researcher associated ... Read more...

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Secret to honeybees’ memory lies in calcium


June 16th, 2009 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Researchers from the CNRS, the Université de Toulouse and the French Calcium Research Network, have shown that long-term memory formation in honeybees is instigated by a calcium ion ... Read more...

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Onset of menopause slows down learning in women


May 26th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
New York, May 26 (IANS) Onset of menopause slows down learning among women, according to a new study. For a four-year period, researchers in California studied 2,362 women, aged between 42 and ... Read more...

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Menopause transition may cause temporary memory loss, learning trouble


May 26th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Women going through the menopause suffer from temporary loss of memory and learning ability, according to a new study.The largest study of its kind to date has been ... Read more...

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If you think your memory worsens with age, it will


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Thinking your memory will get worse as you become older may actually make it come true. Researchers found that the elderly who thought that seniors would perform ... Read more...

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Thinking that memory deteriorates with age may actually damage yours


April 22nd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will, says a new study.The study found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of ... Read more...

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”Fly guy” uncovers gene that can wipe out long-term memory


December 11th, 2008 - 3:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 11 (ANI): A man who is called the fly guy, because he keeps over 300,000 fruit flies in a basement laboratory for research on mental abilities, has shown that ... Read more...

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Memory function can vary between patients with similar brain damage


October 24th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 24 (ANI): University of Liverpool researchers have shown that two patients with damage to the hippocampus, an area of the human brain key to memory, can have dramatic differences ... Read more...

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How insomniacs can get sleep by shaping their own brain activity


October 2nd, 2008 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): Insomniacs often turn to sleeping pills for a good nights sleep, but what if they are able to manipulate their own brains to get a nap? Well, ... Read more...

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Hot flushes, memory loss linked in midlife women


June 17th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Hot flushes that women experience in midlife have been linked by a new study to poor "verbal" memory. Failing memory is common in midlife and previous research has ... Read more...

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Hot flashes linked to forgetfulness in perimenopausal women


June 17th, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Hot flashes can result in forgetfulness among women approaching menopause, says a new study by US researchers.The study, which found that women in midlife underreport the number ... Read more...

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New patterns of brain activation behind long-term memory formation identified


February 20th, 2008 - 4:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 20 (ANI): A collaborative study by researchers from New York University and Israels Weizmann Institute of Science has revealed patterns of brain activation that are linked to the formation of ... Read more...

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Scientists identify brain circuits that suppress memory


January 11th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 11 (ANI): Israeli researchers have identified brain circuits that play a key role in memory suppression.The study conducted by researchers at The Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot and ... Read more...

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Ecstasy users lose their ability to remember tasks


January 10th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, Jan 10 (ANI): Ecstasy users can lose the their ability to remember basic tasks, suggests a new study.The study, led by Dr Peter Rendell, a researcher at the Australian Catholic University, ... Read more...

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