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Exercise keeps hippocampus healthy in people at risk for Alzheimer's
News   Apr 23, 2014

The first study to look at how physical activity may impact the loss of hippocampal volume in people at genetic risk for Alzheimer's disease A study of older adults at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease shows that moderate physical activity may protect brain health and stave off shrinkage of the hippocampus – the brain region responsible for memory and spatial orientation that is attacked first in Alzheimer's disease.

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Critical New Protein Complex Involved in Learning and Memory Identified
News   Apr 23, 2014

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein complex that plays a critical but previously unknown role in learning and memory formation.

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Specialized Ambulance Improves Treatment Time For Stroke
News   Apr 23, 2014

Using an ambulance that included a computed tomography (CT) scanner, point-of-care laboratory, telemedicine connection and a specialized prehospital stroke team resulted in decreased time to treatment for ischemic stroke, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue.

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Study examines effectiveness of lorazepam vs. diazepam for treating epileptic seizures in children
News   Apr 23, 2014

Although some studies have suggested that the drug lorazepam may be more effective or safer than the drug diazepam in treating a type of epileptic seizures among children, a randomized trial finds that lorazepam is not better at stopping seizures compared to diazepam, according to a recent study in JAMA, a neurology theme issue.

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Brain circuits involved in emotion discovered
News   Apr 23, 2014

Neuroscientists have discovered a brain pathway that underlies the emotional behaviours critical for survival.

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New way to enhance nerve growth following injury discovered
News   Apr 22, 2014

New research published today out of the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells as a means to restore connections after injury.

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Scientists discover brain’s anti-distraction system that may change perception and treatment of ADD
News   Apr 22, 2014

Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders.

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Treating depression in Parkinson's disease patients: New research
News   Apr 22, 2014

A group of scientists from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has found interesting new information in a study on depression and neuropsychological function in Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Researchers present new view of myelin
News   Apr 22, 2014

Harvard neuroscientists have made a discovery that turns 160 years of neuroanatomy on its head.

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Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks
News   Apr 21, 2014

Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

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