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Addiction Researchers Zero In On Amino Acids In The Brain

If there’s a way we can attack addictions, try to understand them and deal with them, so much the better. Researchers say Amino acids in the brain may be key.

03/07/2014

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Distractions Hinder Memory

Study finds that the fewer irrelevant items you keep in mind, the more capacity you have for remembering important things.

03/06/2014

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Study Of Monkey Brain Is Revealing

Almost all of the neurons in one area of a monkey’s brain – called the face patch – responded at least twice as strongly to faces, as they did to other objects.

03/04/2014

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Reading A Novel May Be Good For Your Brain

Is reading a good book one of your greatest pleasures? New research suggests that reading novels is more than entertainment; it seems to be good for the brain.

02/25/2014

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Oxygen Levels May Influence Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

In a recent study of people with spinal cord injuries, researchers found that patients exposed to low oxygen performed better than those with normal oxygen levels.

12/11/2013

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High Blood Pressure May Forewarn Of Alzheimer’s

Research has shown that high blood pressure in middle age may be associated with later Alzheimer’s dementia.

11/20/2013

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Psychiatric Lyme Disease

When people talk about Lyme disease they talk about issues like arthritis, but Lyme can do far more damage in other areas – including the brain.

09/04/2013

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Autism May Enhance Math Skills

According to researchers at Stanford, people with autism may have improved math skills.

08/28/2013

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Questioning The Value Of Animal Studies

Many important studies in scientific research have been performed on animals but researchers at Stanford are now questioning the value of some of them.

08/05/2013

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Earlier Treatment Improves Stroke Recovery

Every 15 minutes sooner that a patient receives stroke treatment, there is a 4 percent reduction of stroke symptoms and deaths.

06/25/2013

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Highest Resolution Images Of The Brain Ever

In the department of “I see how you thought that,” researchers in Germany have created the highest resolution images of the whole brain ever.

06/24/2013

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Learning About Human Brains From Monkeys

Because human brains and monkey brains are similar, the hope is that monkey studies will translate to humans.

06/18/2013

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The Great Brain Experiment App

There’s no better way to test your attention span and IQ than with brain teasers but The Great Brain Experiment is much more than just that.

05/24/2013

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Syncope

One of the most common problems in medicine is something you may never have heard of. Syncope is a short-term but abrupt loss of consciousness with a complete return to normal after the episode.

05/15/2013

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A Hint To How We Process ‘Taste’

Did you ever wonder why certain things taste different?

03/08/2013

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