Latest Dentate gyrus Stories

2008-12-30 09:10:00

Maintaining blood sugar levels, even in the absence of disease, may be an important strategy for preserving cognitive health, suggests a study published by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC). The study appeared in the December issue of Annals of Neurology. Senior moments, also dubbed by New York Times Op-Ed columnist David Brooks as being "hippocampically challenged," are a normal part of aging. Such lapses in memory, according to this new research, could be blamed, at...

2008-10-09 12:15:00

Scientists reported on Wednesday that the brain can produce antidepressants with the right kind of signal, a finding that suggests that meditating, or going to your "happy place," truly works. Researchers discovered lab mice forced to swim endlessly until they surrendered and just floated, waiting to drown, could be conditioned to regain their will to live when a tone they associated with safety was played. Dr. Eric Kandel of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Columbia University in New...

2008-09-09 12:00:10

Japanese researchers say they have found an area of the brain critical for memory is immature in mice bred to have a schizophrenic-like disorder. Professor Tsuyoshi Miyakawa of Kyoto University and Fujita Health University led the team of researchers with support from the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The scientists used mice bred to have genetic mutations that result in a range of abnormal behaviors similar to those of people with schizophrenia. The team found dentate gyrus...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'