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Superhero Supercomputer Helps Fight Mental Disorders
2013-03-27 09:13:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers are using the record-breaking supercomputer Gordon — named after the comic strip superhero Flash Gordon — to devise a novel way to guide the development of treatments for mental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. When Gordon officially came online in January 2012 at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the supercomputer was instantly impressive, sustaining more than 35 million input/output...

Memory Tricks Help Us Keep Track Of Vast Social Networks
2013-03-22 05:20:52

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Humans keep track of our vast social networks by using special memory tricks that cheat complexity, rather than using routine memorization, according to a new Cornell University study. These memorization shortcuts effectively simplify rules, the way in which a person might remember a number sequence that always increases by two, according to lead author Matthew Brashears, assistant professor of sociology. People recall social...

2013-03-14 11:02:15

Regular game play improves performance on tasks that use similar mental processes as video game Playing video games for an hour each day can improve subsequent performance on cognitive tasks that use similar mental processes to those involved in the game, according to research published March 13 in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Adam Chie-Ming Oei and Michael Donald Patterson of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Non-gamer participants played five different games on their...

2013-03-12 22:51:31

UC Riverside psychologist´s research team discovers sleep mechanism critical to memory consolidation and finds that Ambien enhances the process A team of sleep researchers led by UC Riverside psychologist Sara C. Mednick has confirmed the mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate memory and found that a commonly prescribed sleep aid enhances the process. Those discoveries could lead to new sleep therapies that will improve memory for aging adults and those with dementia,...

2013-03-05 10:39:34

Introductions at a party seemingly go in one ear and out the other. However, if you meet someone two or three times during the party, you are more likely to remember his or her name. Your brain has taken a short-term memory - the introduction - and converted it into a long-term one. The molecular key to this activity is mTORC2 (mammalian target of rapamycin complex 2), according to researchers at Baylor College of Medicine in an article that appeared online in the journal Nature Neuroscience....

2013-02-28 16:31:22

A new analysis has found that a combination of methods that help patients with dementia remember proper eating habits can improve their physical health and lessen symptoms of depression. Published early online in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, the study indicates that clinicians should consider using this intervention in individuals with dementia who also have poor nutrition and signs of depression. In patients with dementia, poor nutrition or decreased food intake may cause symptoms of...

Rat Memory Study Could Open The Door To Treat Alzheimer's Disease
2013-02-27 16:03:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from Indiana University have found that rats have a capacity for “source memory,” a finding that could have implications for both future animal studies and the treatment of human memory disorders. According to the IU team´s report in Current Biology, a rat is capable of remembering how it got a certain food reward. "Researchers can now study in animals what was once thought an exclusively human domain,"...

2013-02-25 13:44:35

ICREA professor Raul Mendez publishes a study in Nature describing how the CPBE1 protein 'takes the brakes off' the production of proteins associated with the cell switch from being healthy to tumorous Cancer is characterized by uncontrolled cell division and growth. In order to identify new therapeutic targets through which to tackle the disease, scientists seek to clarify the mechanisms that control the expression of genes that favor the development of tumors, in processes such as...

2013-02-24 23:02:23

A detailed review has highlighted the dominance of Ultimate Memory software over the competition. In a rather lengthy review, Ultimate Memory has been revealed to be the best memory improvement software currently on the market. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 A detailed review of top memory improvement software has revealed today that Ultimate Memory is currently the most effective memory boosting software available. In contrast to all other memory improvement software...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'