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,…

Discovery of cellular mechanism to maintain brain’s energy could benefit late-life brain health

A key mechanism which detects when the brain needs an additional energy boost to support its activity has been identified in a study in mice and cells led by UCL scientists. The scientists say their findings, published in Nature , could inform new therapies…

Scientists Uncover Brain-Boosting Potential of Vitamin B6

Scientists Uncover Brain-Boosting Potential of Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is crucial for brain function, with deficiencies linked to memory issues and depression; however, increasing B6 through supplements alone is insufficient. Researchers at Würzburg University Medicine found that inhibiting the degradation enzyme pyridoxal phosphatase effectively raises cellular B6 levels, offering a potential…

Your Brain Holds Secrets. Scientists Want to Find Them.

Your Brain Holds Secrets. Scientists Want to Find Them.

Morrie Markoff died at 110. His family donated his brain to NeuroBioBank. About a month ago, Judith Hansen popped awake in the predawn hours, thinking about her father’s brain. Her father, Morrie Markoff, was an unusual man. At 110, he was thought to be…

This sleep supplement shows promise for boosting memory

This sleep supplement shows promise for boosting memory

Credit: Unsplash+ A recent study from Tokyo Medical and Dental University has revealed some exciting findings about melatonin and its ability to improve memory. This research could lead to new treatments to combat cognitive decline in both mice and potentially humans. Melatonin is commonly…

Want to boost brain health and prevent dementia? Vitamin D supplementation is the key, says study

Want to boost brain health and prevent dementia? Vitamin D supplementation is the key, says study

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Amid post-debate cognitive concerns, doctor recommends 3 natural supplements to boost brain power

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New insights into brain energy metabolism may lead to neurodegenerative disease therapies

New insights into brain energy metabolism may lead to neurodegenerative disease therapies

A key mechanism which detects when the brain needs an additional energy boost to support its activity has been identified in a study in mice and cells led by UCL scientists. The scientists say their findings, published in Nature , could inform new therapies…

Discovery of cellular mechanism to maintain brain’s energy could benefit late-life brain health

by University College London Deletion of A2B receptors in hippocampal astrocytes. Credit: Nature (2024). DOI: 10.1038/s41586-024-07611-w A key mechanism which detects when the brain needs an additional energy boost to support its activity has been identified in a study in mice and cells led…

Study finds brain stores motor memories differently based on decision uncertainty

Study finds brain stores motor memories differently based on decision uncertainty

A: Screen of the experiment, B: perturbation pattern. Credit: National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) A study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour challenges the belief that identical physical actions are governed by the same motor memory, regardless of the decision-making…

Brain Energy Boost Mechanism Discovered

Brain Energy Boost Mechanism Discovered

Summary: Researchers identified a key mechanism that detects when the brain needs an energy boost, involving astrocytes and the molecule adenosine. This discovery could lead to new therapies for maintaining brain health and longevity, particularly in combating cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases. The study…

Foods Overlooked in the US May Boost Kids’ Brain Power

Foods Overlooked in the US May Boost Kids' Brain Power

A naturally-occurring nutrient found in soybeans and other legumes may support children’s cognitive abilities and attention spans, new research suggests. Read more: What Is a Health Savings Account? Soybeans are rich in a nutrient called isoflavones, which are also found in chickpeas, peanuts and…

Serotonin 2C Receptor Key to Memory

Serotonin 2C Receptor Key to Memory

Summary: Researchers discovered the serotonin 2C receptor in the brain plays a crucial role in regulating memory in both humans and animal models. This breakthrough offers insights into conditions associated with memory loss, such as Alzheimer’s disease, and suggests new treatment pathways. Mutations in…

Supranormal Hearing Achieved by Boosting Ear Synapses

Supranormal Hearing Achieved by Boosting Ear Synapses

Summary: Researchers have enhanced auditory processing in young mice by increasing inner ear synapses using neurotrophin-3. This study supports the hypothesis that synapse density impacts hidden hearing loss in humans. The findings could lead to new treatments for hearing disorders by preserving or regenerating…

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