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Spot Parkinson’s Disease Dementia in Its Early Stages

By | 2017-08-08T08:24:57+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

Newly Identified Biomarkers Reveal Parkinson’s Disease Dementia Early Parkinson’s disease, like Alzheimer’s disease, is caused at least in part by tangled proteins that steadily build up on neurons. In Parkinson’s disease these clumps are called Lewy bodies. They primarily target dopaminergic neurons in a part of the midbrain called the substantial nigra, the area that [...]

This is The Real Cause of Alzheimer’s – and It’s Preventable

By | 2017-07-11T05:41:20+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Brain Science|

After all the money that’s been poured into research on Alzheimer’s, much about the disease remains controversial or just totally mystifying to researchers. And yet important progress is being made, much of it in just the last several years. Now researchers at Harvard say that they’ve discovered what’s probably a key cause of this memory-destroying [...]

How to Get a World-Class Memory in 42 Days

By | 2017-07-11T04:47:10+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Brain Science|

Imagine remembering all the names of a group of people you've met for the first time. Or all the items you need to buy at the supermarket -- without referring to a list. Or making a speech from memory, without notes. These feats are easy for world memory champions. But the question that intrigued some [...]

Brain Scans Prove The Value of Omega-3 Supplements

By | 2017-07-10T16:44:05+00:00 July 4th, 2017|Brain Science|

Described as "a major advance", a new study led by renowned neuropsychiatrist and bestselling author Daniel G Amen adds to the growing evidence that omega 3 fatty acids are essential for the brain. Research to date suggests these fats can promote cognitive health and help prevent Alzheimer's disease. These benefits come in addition to Omega [...]

Novel Way to Restore the Aging Brain Discovered

By | 2017-07-10T16:34:14+00:00 June 29th, 2017|Brain Science|

It "sounds like the stuff of science fiction," commented Dr. James Pickett, head of research at the Alzheimer's Society. That's because Stanford University School of Medicine has found a factor in the blood that, as Dr. Pickett describes it, "can enter the [aging] brain and restore some of the processes that are essential for forming [...]

Scientists Discover Important New Brain Nutrient

By | 2017-07-10T16:26:07+00:00 June 27th, 2017|Brain Science|

If your thinking feels fuzzy and a little spacy, the problem may be a problem in your spaces – the spaces between the neurons in your brain. Within your brain, the spaces between your neurons -- called synapses -- form connections that not only allow neurons to relay information to neighboring neurons but are also [...]

Get “Infected” With These Brain-Healthy Bacteria

By | 2017-05-31T16:55:08+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Brain Science|

We know that eating a variety of organic fruits and vegetables promotes good health… We also know spending time in nature, whether it’s walking through green spaces or spending time in the garden, can increase feelings of well-being and reduce cortisol, the stress hormone. Now researchers have discovered another reason why spending time outside makes [...]

How Your Stomach Makes Your Brain Better

By | 2017-05-31T16:27:25+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Brain Science|

The next time you’re feeling really, really hungry, don’t be too quick to treat yourself to a snack. It turns out that the hormone behind that famished feeling is doing good things for your brain. By waiting a few extra minutes before you start munching, you may add to this hormone’s brain benefits. And, once [...]

Using a Map to Navigate Keeps The Brain “Switched On”

By | 2017-05-10T02:58:35+00:00 May 11th, 2017|Brain Science|

Saved in the nick of time, vacationers in Utah stop their caravan just as it was about to plunge off a cliff. Three women are rescued when their hired SUV submerges in a lake in Bellevue, Seattle. A driver in Pittsburgh spends Christmas in jail after driving his chemical tanker onto country roads where it [...]

Could We Treat Alzheimer’s Disease With a Flashlight?

By | 2017-05-05T17:30:02+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Brain Science|

Research on the brain keeps offering up unusual results that surprise researchers. An example of what I’m talking about is a study at MIT that involved flashing lights into the eyes of animals. The research shows that timing the flickering of the lights at just the right speed may profoundly change the workings of the [...]

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