A new study reports the locus coeruleus, an area of the brain essential for maintaining cognitive function, is vulnerable to toxins and infections. This brain area appears to be the first place affected by late onset Alzheimer's.
Using a line of genetically modified mice, researchers discover boosting acetylcholine can disturb cognitive function.
ISRIB, a synthetic molecule capable of boosting protein synthesis, restored memory function in mouse models of Alzheimer's disease and restored protein synthesis in the hippocampus.
A new neuron labeling technique allows researchers to obtain a snapshot of their activity at any moment in time. The new approach could provide new insights into neural functioning by offering better precision than current, more long term, labeling techniques.
Researchers provide a statistical analysis of 'saving appearance responses' in patients with dementia. The study reveals the SAR responses are particularly common in those with Alzheimer's disease.
A new study reports people who play action style video games showed an increase in cognitive skills compared to those who played other types of games.
People who actively communicate in two or more languages may have a lower risk of cognitive decline associated with aging.
A new test reveals an association between poor lifestyle choices and an increased risk of cognitive decline leading to dementia.
Identical twins were more likely to have similar sun-seeking behaviors than non-identical twins, suggesting genetics play a key role in sun-seeking behaviors. Researchers identified five genes associated with sun-seeking behavior, some of which have previously been associated with behavioral traits linked to risk-taking and addiction.
Researchers report adolescent cannabis use alters the structural development of the prefrontal cortex, an area of the brain that helps control higher cognitive functions.