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We all know that exercise helps keep us healthy and feeling young, but it’s not just our body that is reaping the rewards. An active lifestyle also keeps our brain healthier and younger compared to our less-active peers.
Stress may affect brain development in children — altering growth of a specific piece of the brain and abilities associated with it.
Interior design may have a new meaning. Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat.
Scientists have discovered a biological switch that gives energy-storing white fat the characteristics of energy-burning brown fat.
Scientists have known for years that neurogenesis takes place throughout adulthood in the hippocampus of the mammalian brain.
In a breakthrough that may aid treatment of learning impairments, strokes, tinnitus and chronic pain, UT Dallas researchers have found that brain nerve stimulation accelerates learning in laboratory tests.
It is well established that environmental enrichment, providing animals with rich sensory, motor, and social stimulation, produces both dramatic increases in the number of synapses in the brain and enhanced learning.
BETHESDA, Md., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Research Partnership in Cognitive Aging, a public-private effort to promote the study of brain function with age, will award up to $28 million over five years to 17 research grants to examine the neural and behavioral profiles of healthy cognitive aging and explore interventions that may prevent, reduce or reverse cognitive decline in older people.
A research collaboration led by biologists and neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has found a molecular pathway in the brain that is the cause of cognitive impairment due to sleep deprivation.
UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.
- A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
- One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.