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Brain activity predicts heavy drinking by teenagers


August 8th, 2012 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 8 (IANS) Specific patterns of brain activity can tell which teenagers are at risk of becoming problem drinkers later on.Using special MRI scans, researchers looked at 40 teenagers ... Read more...

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‘Brain wired differently in autobiographical memory’


July 31st, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 31 (IANS) US scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives from 10 ... Read more...

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Glass of milk makes for smarter brain


January 31st, 2012 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Drinking a glass of milk daily not only smartens the brain but also supplies the vital nutrients it requires to be in a peak condition.Besides ... Read more...

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Dead brain cells erode memory


December 29th, 2011 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Small spots of dead brain cells, found in about one out of four older adults, is linked with memory loss, a study says. "The new aspect ... Read more...

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Diet patterns may keep brain from shrinking


December 29th, 2011 - 7:49 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) People whose diets are rich in vitamins and omega 3 fatty acids are less likely to have brain shrinkage associated with Alzheimer's disease, say experts.Those whose ... Read more...

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Coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles men’s


February 2nd, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 2 (IANS) Drinking coffee boosts women's brainpower but addles that of men. While sipping a cappuccino or quaffing an espresso boosts women's performance, the same drink impairs men's memories and ... Read more...

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Moderate physical exercise in older adults shown to improve memory


February 1st, 2011 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): A new study-conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, University of Illinois, Rice University, and Ohio State University-shows that one year of moderate physical exercise can increase ... Read more...

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Brain area critical for forming unconscious memories identified


December 16th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers at the UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain have found that a small area deep in the brain called the perirhinal cortex is critical for forming ... Read more...

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People with exhaustion syndrome demonstrate impaired memory


November 19th, 2010 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study from Umea University in Sweden has shown that exhaustion syndrome, also called burnout and exhaustion depression, leaves objectively measurable changes in the brain.Certain personality traits ... Read more...

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30-second test to predict Alzheimer’s on the anvil


November 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear would soon be possible, courtesy a 30-second test being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which detects the signs of Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Old age may not have role in why people become forgetful


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Old age may not be to blame for older people becoming forgetful, a recent study reveals.It suggests that the same brain lesions that are associated with dementia are ... Read more...

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Cheap vitamin pill halts memory loss in Alzheimer’s


September 9th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 9 (IANS) A low-cost vitamin pill could halt memory loss in Alzhemier's disease, finds a recent study. The tablet worth only 10 pence, comprising three vitamin B supplements, slashed shrinkage of ... Read more...

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Larger head size, a boon for Alzheimer’s patients


July 13th, 2010 - 11:09 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): Alzheimer's patients with large heads have better memory and thinking skills than those sufferers who have smaller heads, even when they have the same amount of brain cell ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover best tests for predicting Alzheimer’s


July 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified tests that can best predict occurrence of Alzheimer's disease (AD).These memory and brain scan tests were performed on 85 people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) ... Read more...

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Piglets to pave way for studying infant brain development


June 29th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Baby pigs could pave the way for researchers to study development of an infant's brain, which in turn could help in predicting future behavioural problems such as cognitive ... Read more...

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Memory lapse - flip side of recreational drugs


February 24th, 2010 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 24 (IANS) Have you ever forgotten to post an important letter or let an appointment slip your mind? A new study suggests that for those who regularly use Ecstasy or ... Read more...

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Ecstasy ‘can cause memory lapse’


February 24th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): A new British study suggests that the regular consumption of recreational drugs like ecstasy can cause memory lapse.This is the first study to have uncovered potential links between ... Read more...

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Blueberry juice sharpens memory in the aged


January 21st, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 21 (IANS) A few glasses of blueberry juice a day may help sharpen memory in the aged, says a new study. Scientists have unearthed proof that blueberries, one of the ... Read more...

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Blueberry juice ‘boosts memory in older adults’


January 21st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): A few glasses of blueberry juice a day may help improve memory in older adults, says a new study.In a report, which appears in ACS' Journal of Agricultural ... Read more...

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How to boost brains of young men


January 12th, 2010 - 4:25 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 12 (ANI): Exercise is not only good for overall health, but also beneficial for grey matter. Researchers have shown that fitter a man is, the higher his IQ.According to Daily ... Read more...

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Ability to recall famous faces holds clues to Alzhemier’s


January 2nd, 2010 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) The ability to recall famous faces holds clues that could help in the early detection of Alzheimer's, a new study says. The semantic study set out to determine ... Read more...

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How names of celebrities can help us remember


December 19th, 2009 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 19 (ANI): Besides making people buy tickets for movies, celebrities' names can help us remember, says a new research.In the new Université de Montréal research, published in the Canadian Journal ... Read more...

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Mechanism behind formation of lasting memories identified


November 11th, 2009 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Scientists from Karolinska Institutet have identified a mechanism key to formation of lasting memories.During the study on genetically manipulated mice, the research team was able to switch on ... Read more...

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Memory test may help spot pre-dementia


November 3rd, 2009 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 3 (ANI): Memory and language tests can diagnose 'hidden' early dementia, according to British experts.While most dementias are missed for years as the symptoms are not clear until considerable brain ... Read more...

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Eyes may help predict Alzheimer’s risk


October 22nd, 2009 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 22 (ANI): A new study has shown that eyes could prove to be a potential gateway to identify whether or not a person has Alzheimer's disease.Researchers from University of California, ... Read more...

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Kids with diabetic episodes may have memory problems


October 20th, 2009 - 12:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new study has revealed that children who have had an episode of diabetic ketoacidosis, a common complication of diabetes, are likely to suffer from memory problems.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Beautiful women actually impair the male brain


September 4th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 4 (ANI): Men really do lose their minds while talking to an attractive woman, concludes a new study.The study, published in the Journal of Experimental and Social Psychology, has found ... Read more...

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Scientists unveil delinquent duo that exacerbate Alzheimer’s symptoms


August 15th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have found that when alpha-7, a key nicotine receptor that plays a role in cognitive processes, encounters beta amyloid, the ... Read more...

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Stem cells rescue mice memory in advanced Alzheimer’s


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, opening the way to treating dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the US. Mice genetically engineered ... Read more...

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Neural stem cells offer potential Alzheimer’s treatment


July 21st, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): For the very first time, US scientists have shown that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease.The findings raise hopes of a potential ... Read more...

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New drug helps rescue memory loss in mice with Alzheimer’s disease


July 15th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): A drug similar to the one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to be effective against Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.The ... Read more...

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Five cups of coffee a day ‘keeps Alzheimer’s at bay’


July 6th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 6 (ANI): Coffee drinkers have yet another reason to relish their favourite drink - it can protect against Alzheimer's disease, say researchers.The research team from University of South Florida has ... Read more...

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High levels of brain energy needed to maintain consciousness


June 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Yale University scientists have found that high levels of brain energy are required to maintain consciousness, paving way for a new approach to understand this mysterious state of ... Read more...

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Delirium hastens memory decline in Alzheimer’s patients


May 5th, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 5 (ANI): An episode of delirium rapidly accelerates cognitive decline and memory loss in Alzheimer's patients, according to a study by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and ... Read more...

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A picture is really worth a 1000 words when it comes to Alzheimer’s patients


May 1st, 2009 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): They say a picture is worth a thousand words - and in case of patients suffering from mild Alzheimer's disease, the saying seems to work.A new study ... Read more...

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