Marcel Montgomery

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Brain fitness program may ease cognitive impairment in elderly

Many elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment experienced better brain function after a "fitness" program designed to sharpen their minds, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Researchers put 127 elderly people on what they called a brain fitness regimen for 12 weeks that included meditation training, …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Optogenetics is one of the greatest achievements in gene splicing over the last decade, as it has helped researchers see how the brain works in animals by making neurons react to light. For the first time, however, the technique will be tried on a human subjects to help legally blind folks see for …

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Three Constitutional Amendments We Need Right Now

To quote Thomas Jefferson's language in the Declaration of Independence, we do not alter our government, or amend our Constitution, for "light or transient causes." While there have been over 11,000 suggested amendments to the Constitution since it was written in 1787, only 33 have made their way …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

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Corporate mindfulness is bullsh*t: Zen or no Zen, you’re working harder and being paid less

Mindfulness matters, but make no mistake: Corporations are co-opting the idea to disguise the ways they kill us<p>Mindfulness has become a household word. Time magazine’s cover of a youthful blond woman peacefully blissing out anchors the feature story, ‘Mindful Revolution.’ From endorsements by …

The FBI issues warnings about an email scam that's stolen more than $1.2 billion

The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) put out a pair of warnings in recent weeks regarding a fraud scheme that involves email, wire transfers, checks, and international business. The target of these schemes are businesses that work with foreign suppliers and those that perform wire transfer …

25 Habits That Will Make You Smarter

Want to expand your mind? A little bit of effort every day goes a long way.<p>In the Quora thread, “What would you do to be a little smarter every …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

SoundCloud has agreed licensing deal with Universal, say sources

SoundCloud is on the verge of confirming a landmark licensing deal with Universal Music Group, according to sources close to the digital platform …

We took a #WhiteHouseTour – and brought our cameras along – in pictures

After the White House announced in July that it was lifting the decades-old ban on photography during their public tours, we jumped at the chance to go on one ourselves. And of course, we took our readers along with us. We sent <b>Kayla Epstein</b> to document the tour on the Guardian US Instagram

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Constitution Revolution: The Most Abused Clause in the Constitution

<i>This post is the continuation of a weekly Constitution Revolution series for</i> TheBlaze.com <i>and</i> <i>TheBlaze Radio’s Chris Salcedo Show</i><i>.</i> <i>To see last week’s lesson,</i> <i>click here</i><i>.</i><p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p><i>–</i><p>It’s time in our journey through the Constitution to look at one of the most abused and distorted clauses …

What Really Happens To Your Brain And Body During A Digital Detox

Neuroscientists observed 35 people who were totally cut off from their devices in the Moroccan desert. The results were life-changing.<p>We feel guilty that we’re constantly plugged in.<p>We sense that our smartphones are making us less focused, that constantly checking our email and Twitter is making us …

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

This Device Can Zap Your Brain Into A State Of Zen. Is That A Good Thing?

Brain stimulation has gone DIY -- but some neuroscientists aren't on board.<p>What if you could zap your brain into a state of calm or energy with only the push of a button?<p>It may sound like the stuff of sci-fi, but it's now the promise of a new class of tech wearables created by teams of Silicon …

Intel and Micron team up to launch a new class of computer memory

The decade-long partnership between Intel and Micron to build better NAND (or Flash) memory used in solid-state drives has yielded an entirely new …

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

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