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Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can enhance people's memories, for up to a day.
Scientists 'Rewrite' Bad Memories in Mice

Someone who has been mugged in a dark alley will likely never want to return there, having associated that location with a fear of being attacked.
Mental Decline a Risk Factor for Stroke, Study Suggests

Declining mental skills appear to raise a person's odds for a stroke, a new study suggests.
Seniors' Sleep Woes May Be Linked to Loss of Brain Cells

Loss of brain cells that act as a "sleep switch" may help explain why many seniors have trouble falling and staying asleep, a new study suggests.
Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Where Contextual Memories Are Made

A region of the brain that plays a key role in contextual memories has been pinpointed in rats by researchers.
Man's Rare Condition May Open Door to New Alzheimer's Treatments

A man with a rare disease has shown scientists that there might be a different way to try to halt the devastating damage of Alzheimer's disease.
Mental Decline Often Precedes a Stroke, Study Finds

Age-related declines in memory and thinking abilities may increase a senior's risk of stroke and death, researchers say.
Low Vitamin D Levels May Boost Alzheimer's Risk, Study Finds

Older adults with too little vitamin D in their blood may have twice the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease as seniors with sufficient levels of the "sunshine vitamin," a new study finds.
High Blood Pressure in Middle Age, Weaker Brain Later?

Let your blood pressure get too high in midlife, and you might pay the price in mental decline later on, a new study suggests.
Scientists Shed Light on Link Between Depression, Dementia

Older people with depression are more likely to develop dementia, but researchers have been unable to explain the exact nature of the relationship between the two.

 

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