Researchers discover a slight decline in fine motor skills associated with aging, with a marked drop in ability for those aged 64 and older.
Researchers report they’ve pinpointed the precise location in the human brain, called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, that controls belief and doubt, and which explains why some of us are more gullible than others.
Honeybees can reverse brain aging and learning deficits when they take on nest responsibilities usually done by younger bees. Findings suggest social interventions may be used to slow or treat age-related dementia.
Max Planck Florida Institute Study Shows: Persistent Sensory Experience Is Good For The Aging Brain Despite a long-held scientific belief that much of the wiring of the brain is fixed by the time of adolescence, a new study shows that changes in sensory experience can cause massive rewiring of the brain, even as one ages. [...]
Well-connected brains make you smarter in older age Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the charity Age UK has found Brains that maintain healthy nerve connections as we age help keep us sharp in later life, new research funded by the [...]
Researcher Discovers Role of Gene Variant Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease in Damage to Brain Circulation, Function
A gene variant responsible for vascular damage to the brain is a promising new target for drug therapy to fight Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, according to research published on May 16 in Nature. Berislav Zlokovic, deputy director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, is the corresponding author [...]
New research out of Michigan State University reveals female athletes and younger athletes take longer to recover from concussions, findings that call for physicians and athletic trainers to take sex and age into account when dealing with the injury. The study, led by Tracey Covassin of MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, found females performed worse than males [...]
The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published in the BMJ today. Previous research suggests that cognitive decline does not begin before the age of 60, but this view is not universally accepted. Researchers, led by Archana Singh-Manoux from the Centre for [...]
Proof of principle study suggests the age-associated decline of the remyelination process is reversible New research highlights the possibility of reversing ageing in the central nervous system for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients. The study is published today, 06 January, in the journal Cell Stem Cell. As we get older, our bodies’ ability to regenerate decreases. [...]