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'Neurostatins' may beat dementia if drugs taken in your 30s

Drug has "serious prospect" of being an effective preventive treatment for Alzheimer's, researchers say<p>A common cancer drug may prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease and could be given to people in their 30s to stop dementia ever developing, scientists believe. Researchers at the University of …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Recover Forgotten Memories Still Lurking in the Brain

All might not be lost. Researchers recently announced a discovery that could have significant implications later down the road for helping people with severe amnesia or Alzheimer’s disease.<p>Scientists are researching ways memories might be recovered. MIT researchers recently discovered a technique …

Can we create new senses for humans?

As humans, we can perceive less than a ten-trillionth of all light waves. "Our experience of reality," says neuroscientist David Eagleman, "is …

Yep, that tablet at bedtime really is messing with your sleep

New study links screen use at night with less REM sleep<p>If you’re reading a book before bed, what do you reach for: a paperback, a tablet, or an e-reader? The choice you make will have an effect on your sleep, and if you answered either of the last two then you probably already know the news isn't …

Life Tips From The Ph.D. Who's Discovering How Meditation Changes Your Brain

Britta Hölzel is not your typical yoga teacher. Or your typical Ph.D. neuroscientist.<p>In recent years, during fellowships at Harvard Medical School and elsewhere, Hölzel has co-authored a range of studies focused on the intersection of two great passions of her life, how meditation and yoga affect …

Mindfulness

How Yoga and Meditation Made Me a Whole New Person

I'm a person who has tried to live a healthy lifestyle (for the most part) and has generally managed to avoid too many life-negative habits. I wouldn't categorize myself as a "health nut," but I enjoy the satisfaction that I get from exercising regularly and eating wholesome food. When I started my …

Yoga

20 Scientific Reasons to Start Meditating Today: New research shows meditation boosts your health, happiness, and success!

I started meditating soon after 9/11. I was living in Manhattan, an already chaotic place, at an extremely chaotic time. I realized I had no control …

Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain's Gray Matter In 8 Weeks

Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at …

Eight weeks to a better brain

Participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of …

It’s Not Just For Your Brain: Meditating Can Actually Change Your DNA

The benefits of mindfulness meditation just keep piling up.<p>Meditation is good for you. We don’t need to tell you that. The chorus of voices extolling the virtues of mindfulness is never-ending: It decreases stress. It helps you focus. It can even rewire your mental circuitry. But it’s not just your …

Misfiring in the brain's control system linked to OCD

For the 2.2 million American adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder, the need to perform routines and rituals over and over cause distress, …

Small Business Blog - Yahoo Small Business

What’s more likely is that a prospective customer will start their for a business like yours by opening their laptop or pulling out their phone …

Serotonin Map Of The Brain Could Help Scientists Create Better Antidepressants

An estimated 350 million people around the world, and 3.3 million American adults, suffer from depression.<p>In the U.S., 10 percent of adults (and as many as 25 percent of women in their 40s and 50s), are taking antidepressants, most of which operate by targeting serotonin receptors in the brain. …

Depression

3-D printer going to space station in 2014

<i>By Mike Wall, SPACE.com</i><p>A 3-D printer is slated to arrive at the International Space Station next year, where it will crank out the first parts ever manufactured off planet Earth.<p>The company Made in Space is partnering with NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center on the 3-D Printing in Zero G Experiment …