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Electrical current to part of cortex improves memory retrieval

A study by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) provides evidence that using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to a specific area of the...

Scientists restore some functions of pig brain hours after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, a finding that challenges long-held assumptions about the timing...

Sleep apnoea link to memory loss and depression risk

People with sleep apnoea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, a small Australian study...

Even minor changes in nightly sleep impact on next-day pain burden

Even very subtle changes in nightly sleep have a clear impact on the next-day pain burden, amplifying the pain-sensing regions in the brain and...

Blood marker an early predictor of Alzheimer's risk

Years before symptoms of Alzheimer's disease manifest, the brain starts changing and neurons are slowly degraded. Scientists at the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases...

Researchers probe secrets of key compound in memory and addiction

A team led by researchers at Imperial College London is leading an international effort to uncover the role of one of the brain’s key chemical...

Smoking linked to higher dementia risk

In an Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology analysis of nationwide health claims from Korea, men who smoked had an elevated risk of dementia. Researchers at...

Neurogenetic determinants and mechanisms of nicotine, tobacco addiction

A review of research has found a large gap in accounting for the heritability of key phenotypes involved in each stage of addiction to...

Diplomats' mystery illness linked to radio-frequency microwave radiation

Dr Beatrice Golomb, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a "mystery...

Learning music enhances cognitive abilities in children

Structured music lessons significantly enhance children's cognitive abilities – including language-based reasoning, short-term memory, planning and inhibition – which lead to improved academic performance....

NSAIDs could prevent onset of Alzheimer's — Canadian study

Once identified, those at risk of Alzheimer's disease can prevent disease development through self treatment by consumption of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), adhering to...

Brain response during controlled whole-body exposure

Dutch adventurer Wim Hof is known as "The Iceman" after establishing several world records for prolonged resistance to cold exposure, an ability he attributes...

Children's brain structure affected by exercise

Researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven, for the first time in history, that physical fitness in children may affect their brain...

Nerve stimulation restores some consciousness after 15 years of PVS

A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering...