While the positive impact of breastfeeding on babies is well known, little is known about the positive benefits for the mother. A new study reveals women who breastfed their children performed better on cognitive tests at age 50 than those who fed their children with an alternative method.
Studying rats in a virtual reality maze, researchers discover certain hippocampal neurons play a vital role in a specific mechanism of navigation.
Levetiracetam, an inexpensive drug commonly used in the treatment of epilepsy, improved memory, learning, and cognition for Alzheimer's patients who experience epilepsy activity in their brains.
Current events surrounding the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the extensive news coverage can trigger post-traumatic stress in those who served in military conflicts, including Iraq and Vietnam, researchers report.
Newly developed brain organoids grown from stem cells showed organized waves of neural activity similar to that seen in living human brains.
Study reaffirms findings that the gut microbiome may play a significant role in cognitive decline. Researchers found, in mice, a ketogenic diet, hypoxia, and the Bilophila wadsworthia bacteria impaired the hippocampus, leading to signs of cognitive decline.
A single time vaping increases oxidative stress levels up to four times in non-smokers.
New mothers who sleep less than seven hours a night six months after giving birth had an increase in biological age of between three to seven years compared to new moms who slept for seven or more hours.
Immersive virtual reality enhances theta and eta waves in the hippocampus, improving memory, learning and neuroplasticity.
A new study reveals humans and mice have significant differences in how oxidative stress and inflammation trigger immune response genes in astrocytes. Researchers suggest lab models of neurodegeneration should incorporate specially engineered mouse models with lower resistance to oxidative stress, rendering them more human-like.
Whether an infant is monolingual or exposed to two languages, researchers found they prefer to listen to an adult indulging in baby-talk.
Brain organoids, or mini-brains, created from human stem cells appear to develop in much the same way as a human brain. The organoids follow an internal clock that guides their maturation in sync with the timeline for human brain development.