Using the nerve cells of sea snails, researchers reverse memory loss by determining when cells were primed for learning. Retraining cells with the use of an optimized training schedule helped compensate for memory loss.
Adapting two dimensional culture methods to grow 3-D neuron structures from induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers may be able to model and study neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.
Researchers have found compelling evidence that older adults can eliminate forgetfulness and perform as well as younger adults on memory tests. The findings have intriguing implications for designing learning strategies for older adults.
Researchers combined genetic data with neuroimaging in order to identify genes associated with amyloid plaque deposits in Alzheimer's disease patients. The study is believed to be the first genome-wide association study of plaque deposits using a specialized PET scan tracer that binds to amyloid.