P-glycoprotein, a critical toxin pump in the body, has the ability to remove amyloid plaques from the brain. Researchers say increasing P-gp in the blood-brain barrier of those at risk for Alzheimer's could postpone or prevent the onset of the neurodegenerative disease.
A new study reports performing a simple cognitive task four days after a concussion can help activate brain areas that improve memory function and can guard against the psychological affects of brain injury.
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Researchers report people with higher empathy process music with greater involvement in the brain's reward system and areas of the brain associated with social information processing.