The Aging Brain: Is Decline Preventable?

The Aging Brain: Is Decline Preventable?

July 17, 2024 – The changes can begin in middle age, but they’re not usually noticeable until decades later. By age 60 and beyond, the changes can pick up speed and may become obvious. “As we get older, our brain actually starts to shrink…

Meet the Brain Cells that May Help Us Adapt to Changes in Day Length

Meet the Brain Cells that May Help Us Adapt to Changes in Day Length

Study illuminates circadian rhythms, psychiatric disorders with seasonal flare-ups 4 min read Serotonin glows green in a microscope image of cells in the mouse brain stem. Image: Giacomo Maddaloni At a glance: Study in mice reveals a brain circuit — and brain cell behavior…

Your Brain Might Try to Stockpile Estrogen During Menopause—And It Could Explain Brain Fog

Your Brain Might Try to Stockpile Estrogen During Menopause—And It Could Explain Brain Fog

FG Trade / Getty Images Key Takeaways A new study shows that the menopause transition is associated with an increase in estrogen receptors in the brain. This increase in estrogen receptors is also linked to brain fog and mood changes. More research is needed,…

Are These Plant Molecules the Secret to Brain Health?

Are These Plant Molecules the Secret to Brain Health?

Key points Polyphenols, found in fruits, vegetables, tea, and wine, boost brain health and cognitive function. Flavonoids and phenolic acids are key polyphenol groups with diverse health benefits, including brain support. Polyphenols have anti-inflammatory, epigenetic and neuroprotective properties that may enhance brain vitality. Consuming…

Experimental nasal spray boosts cognitive function in mouse models of dementia

Experimental nasal spray boosts cognitive function in mouse models of dementia

Researchers were able to improve memory in mouse models of dementia through an experimental nasal spray treatment. Image credit: YEVHEN HOLOBORODKO/Getty Images. A novel intranasal antibody treatment shows potential in fighting tau protein buildup, which is a key factor in neurodegenerative diseases such as…

Scientists find small regions of the brain can take micro-naps while the rest of the brain is awake and vice versa

Scientists find small regions of the brain can take micro-naps while the rest of the brain is awake and vice versa

by University of California – Santa Cruz Hengen’s artistic interpretation of the varied brain wave patterns that produce the fundamental states of sleep and wake. Credit: Keith Hengen Sleep and wake: They’re totally distinct states of being that define the boundaries of our daily…

Propofol Disrupts Brain’s Stability/Excitability Balance to Induce Unconsciousness

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News There are many drugs that anesthesiologists can use to induce unconsciousness in patients, but exactly how these drugs cause the brain to lose consciousness has been a longstanding question. A study in non-human primates by MIT neuroscientists has now…

5 Science-backed health benefits of garlic

5 Science-backed health benefits of garlic

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Ginkgo biloba leaf can help dissolve micro clots, potentially undoing some damage caused by COVID-19 vaccines, reveals new published science

Ginkgo biloba leaf can help dissolve micro clots, potentially undoing some damage caused by COVID-19 vaccines, reveals new published science

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‘Night owls’ have 13.5% better brain function than early risers

'Night owls' have 13.5% better brain function than early risers

Being a night owl might not be a bad thing – for your brain, at leastDepositphotos ‘Night owls’ traditionally get a bit of a rough time of it, with numerous studies linking staying up late to poor health outcomes, inadequate sleep and a fair…

Ultrasound technology can be used to boost mindfulness, study finds

One of the intriguing abilities of the human mind is daydreaming, where the mind wanders off into spontaneous thoughts, fantasies and scenarios, often without conscious effort, allowing creativity and reflection to flow freely. In a new study published in Frontiers of Human Neuroscience ,…

Mind Over Matter: Sculpt Your Brain, Transform Your Future

Key points Research suggests that heavy reliance on technology may change brain structure and reduce grey matter density. People can shape their brains through intentional actions to maintain mental agility and resilience. Engaging in mentally stimulating activities with new skills can strengthen cognitive function…

Novel method may erase ‘bad memory’ response to long-term Parkinson’s treatment

Novel method may erase 'bad memory' response to long-term Parkinson's treatment

Scientists have found a novel method that may prevent a side effect of certain Parkinson’s therapies. Rob and Julia Campbell/Stocksy Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham have discovered a promising method to prevent dyskinesia, a debilitating side effect of long-term Parkinson’s treatment….

Trying Harder Increases Cognitive Effort and Enhances Memory

Trying Harder Increases Cognitive Effort and Enhances Memory

Key points To successfully complete a hard task requires more cognitive effort. In visuomotor tasks, more cognitive effort enhances working memory allocation. Enhanced working memory allocation leads to improved recall and memory. “It just got too hard,” says Geena Davis as Dottie Hinson in…

Neuroscience Says 1 Brainless Move Will Boost Your Memory and Focus (and Lower Stress)

Neuroscience Says 1 Brainless Move Will Boost Your Memory and Focus (and Lower Stress)

In the busyness of life, the quest for improved brain function and reduced stress has become increasingly important. Surprisingly, neuroscience research has uncovered a simple, “brainless” activity that can significantly enhance memory , sharpen focus, and lower stress levels. This technique requires no special…

The molecule that could alleviate stroke-related brain injury

A newly developed molecule, LK-2, could inform new therapies for stroke-related brain injury, finds scientists at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids). An ischemic stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted, depriving the brain cells of oxygen and…

Exercise brain boost can last for years

A longitudinal study by University of Queensland researchers has found high-intensity interval exercise improves brain function in older adults for up to 5 years. Emeritus Professor Perry Bartlett and Dr Daniel Blackmore from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute led the study in which volunteers did…

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough As Nasal Spray May Boost Memory

Alzheimer's Breakthrough As Nasal Spray May Boost Memory

Nasal sprays could revolutionize Alzheimer’s treatment by swiftly delivering brain-boosting medicine and improving cognitive function, a new study shows. This research is the latest in recent years to show showing promising results that support nasal therapy as a potential treatment for degenerative brain conditions…

Brain neurotransmitter receptor antagonist found to prevent opioid addiction in mice

New research led by UCLA Health has found a drug that treats insomnia works to prevent the addictive effects of the morphine opioids in mice while still providing effective pain relief. The study, published in the journal Nature Mental Health , concluded that suvorexant,…

Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet

Maximize memory function with a nutrient-rich diet

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Research suggests that the ability to maximize memory function may be related to what you eat. Following an eating plan that provides a healthier selection of dietary fats and a variety of plant foods rich in phytonutrients could positively affect…

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