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Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Alzheimer's Disease

Memories of fear could be permanently erased, study shows

Research in mice reveals a new approach to wiping memories from the brain, demonstrating that specific memories can be weakened or strengthened<p>The eternal sunshine of a spotless mind has come one step closer, say researchers working on methods to erase memories of fear.<p>The latest study, carried out …

Neuroscience

Memories of Alzheimer's Patients May Not Be Lost Forever

And lasers might help bring them back.<p>Scientists at Columbia University discovered during a study published in the journal <i>Hippocampus</i> that the …

Dementia

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

Wellness

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise

The question<p>Listing all the benefits of exercise takes a long sheet of paper. They include stronger bones and muscles, better weight control, improved mental health, mood enhancement and less risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Do the benefits also include …

Tai Chi

Scientists have found a way to improve memory with magnetic stimulation

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to …

The Brain

Neuroscience: Coffee Can Protect Your Brain Against Alzheimer's | Inc.com

Love coffee? You might be in luck. Although the fresh, aromatic bean has long been lauded for its many uses and benefits, it can be difficult to see a real use for coffee outside of its primary function -- keeping us awake when we don't have the energy to ourselves.<p>However, if you're an avid …

Neuroscience

Stanford researchers accidentally discover a whole new role for the cerebellum - ExtremeTech

By on March 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The cerebellum, that weird wrinkly …

Sugar's "Tipping Point" Link to Alzheimer's Revealed

<i>Summary: In early Alzheimer’s, glycation damages an enzyme that plays a crucial role in immune response and insulin regulation, researchers …

Your Breath is Your Brain’s Remote Control

We have all heard this simple saying during times of trouble: “Take a deep breath in.” Science being science, however, indicates that we may now have …

The Brain

A neuroscientist explains why working out in the morning is best for your brain

The author of "Healthy brain, Happy Life" and professor at the Center for Neural Science at New York University, Dr. Wendy Suzuki, explains the best way to exercise in order to improve brain function.<p><i>Special thanks to Michael Bultman and CrossFit NYC.</i><p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b>On Facebook

The Brain

Action of "gatekeeper" cells could be ground zero for Alzheimer's

In the hunt for a cause and cure for Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative ailments, much attention has been focused on sticky proteins …

Alzheimer's Disease

How the brain stores memories

Memory loss is gradual but, unlike computers, we have inbuilt backups<p>Every week there is a new dementia study, raising hopes that we can find a way to halt memory loss. Interestingly, in any form of dementia our memories don’t vanish immediately but fade gradually – our memory systems have a …

The Brain