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Video Games Make Elderly Brains Sharper
2013-09-05 12:43:36

[ Watch The Video: Older Adults Can Benefit From UCSF 3D Video Game ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Research from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has shown that the human brain can change and improve all the way through old age. In a study designed to test the brain's ability to continue learning and growing, healthy older adults were asked to play a specially designed video game. The more the 60 to 85 year-old volunteers played the game, the...

New Research Confirms Mediterranean Diet Is Good For The Brain
2013-09-03 14:07:07

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Mediterranean diet has been known for its ability to trim fat and build up a six-pack, but a new study shows that it does not just benefit the body, but the mind as well. Researchers confirmed what some scientists already believed, which is that a Mediterranean diet has a positive impact on cognitive function. This study was the first systematic review of related research, adding more weight to the evidence that this diet is good...

2013-06-19 23:26:48

The CogniFit brain fitness website is now available in 13 languages and in more than 70 countries. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 CogniFit, a leading developer of scientific brain fitness and online brain exercises, announces the release of its online brain training website in Turkish, offering its cognitive programs to over 60 million native Turkish. CogniFit offers now its scientifically validated brain exercises website in more than 70 countries and in 13 different languages...

2013-06-02 23:00:52

Dopamine, the mood-enhancing hormone, might help give a memory boost, eReflect creator of Ultimate Memory announced today. A new study gives hope for better understanding of memory formation and how memory declines as people age. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 03, 2013 Software company eReflect keeps track of all the latest research in memory science, to support and improve their self-improvement software, Ultimate Memory. As eReflect noted today, a new study under lead researcher Emrah...

Brain Trauma Diagnostics Transformed Using Wireless Signals
2013-05-15 08:15:36

University of California, Berkeley New technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley, is using wireless signals to provide real-time, non-invasive diagnoses of brain swelling or bleeding. The device analyzes data from low energy electromagnetic waves that are similar to those used to transmit radio and mobile signals. The technology, described in the May 14 issue of the journal PLOS ONE, could potentially become a cost-effective tool for medical diagnostics and to...

Getting A Handle On Stress May Reduce Risk Of Dementia
2013-03-19 09:33:26

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Stress, hypertension, high blood pressure — no matter what you call it, researchers are warning it can increase the risk of dementia. And by controlling or preventing risk factors that lead to hypertension earlier in life, people may limit or delay the changes in their brain associated with Alzheimer´s disease and other age-related cognitive declines, according to new research published in JAMA Neurology. The study,...

Study Finds As We Age, Our Reading Skills Tend To Change
2012-11-26 14:06:40

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to research published in the journal Psychology and Aging, word recognition patterns can change as we grow older. University of Leicester psychologists carried out a study into eye-movements of young and old people to examine reading styles in the different age groups. The team discovered for the first time that the way we read words changes the older we get. Researchers conducted experiments that used precise...

Active Lifestyle Plays A Significant Role In Keeping The Brain Healthy
2012-11-26 12:28:43

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online We all know that exercise helps keep us healthy and feeling young, but it´s not just our body that is reaping the rewards. According to researchers from UCLA, an active lifestyle also keeps our brain healthier and younger compared to our less-active peers. Lead author Cyrus Raji and colleagues set out to determine what role physical activity plays in overall health of the brain during aging. Specifically, the researchers...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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