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2013-01-15 10:52:58

EPFL scientists find evidence that psychological wounds inflicted when young leave lasting biological traces–and a predisposition toward violence later in life It is well known that violent adults often have a history of childhood psychological trauma. Some of these individuals exhibit very real, physical alterations in a part of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex. Yet a direct link between such early trauma and neurological changes has been difficult to find, until now....

2012-12-10 16:22:24

BOCA RATON, Fla., Dec. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Mike Smith from Life Extension, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla-based organization dedicated to the extension of the healthy human lifespan, returns to The SUZANNE Show this week to discuss memory loss and aging. His appearance, which is one in a series devoted to nutrition and longevity, airs Wednesday, December 12, at 7 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime Television. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121030/FL02749LOGO) Memory loss occurs...

2012-11-14 15:05:47

Why being preterm could impair memory, learning New research at the University of Adelaide has demonstrated that teenagers born prematurely may suffer brain development problems that directly affect their memory and learning abilities. The research, conducted by Dr Julia Pitcher and Dr Michael Ridding from the University of Adelaide's Robinson Institute, shows reduced 'plasticity' in the brains of teenagers who were born preterm (at or before 37 weeks gestation). The results of the...

2012-10-09 12:22:16

Robotherapist 3D, a robot which aids stroke patients' recovery, is to be brought to market by its worldwide patent holder, a spin-off company from the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Alicante, Spain). It is the first robot to enable patients to start doing exercises while supine, allowing them to begin shortly after the stroke and expediting recovery. The Biomedical Neuroengineering Group at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche in Alicante has recently...

2012-10-09 10:36:04

By the time our children reach kindergarten their learning and developmental patterns are already taking shape, as is a trajectory for their future health. Now, for the first time, scientists have amassed a large collection of research that looks "under the skin", to examine how and why experiences interact with biology starting before birth to affect a life course. Biological Embedding of Early Social Adversity: From Fruit Flies to Kindergartners, a special volume published in the...

2012-09-07 02:24:06

VICTORIA, British Columbia, Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Annie Hopper, limbic system rehabilitation specialist, writer, keynote speaker and founder of The Dynamic Neural Retraining System(TM) (DNRS), announced today she will conduct neuroplasticity-based patient education and training programs in the U.S. and Canada during the following dates in 2012: October 5-7 - Toronto, ON October 11-13 - Northampton, MA November 9-11 - Santa Fe, NM December 7-9 - Kelowna, BC The three-day DNRS...

2012-09-02 23:00:04

The University of Texas researchers in the United States have found significant evidence that frequent training is the key to memory improvement, says eReflect, the developer of Ultimate Memory software. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 03, 2012 Researchers at the Health Science Center at the University of Texas are currently studying and developing a new learning method that could enhance memory in humans. The study (which is being conducted on sea snails) has revealed that it is possible...

2012-08-20 22:19:47

Research results reported in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Amputation disrupts not only the peripheral nervous system but also central structures of the brain. While the brain is able to adapt and compensate for injury in certain conditions, in amputees the traumatic event prevents adaptive cortical changes. A group of scientists reports adaptive plastic changes in an amputee's brain following implantation of multielectrode arrays inside peripheral nerves. Their results are...

2012-07-20 01:41:22

UT Dallas researchers recently demonstrated how nerve stimulation paired with specific experiences, such as movements or sounds, can reorganize the brain. This technology could lead to new treatments for stroke, tinnitus, autism and other disorders. In a related paper, UT Dallas neuroscientists showed that they could alter the speed at which the brain works in laboratory animals by pairing stimulation of the vagus nerve with fast or slow sounds. A team led by Dr. Robert Rennaker and...

2012-07-12 06:24:44

New collaboration harnesses the research expertise of Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network's clinical research and patient care teams to form the Center for Brain Plasticity and Recovery. WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Georgetown University and MedStar National Rehabilitation Network announced today a new research and patient care partnership that extends the boundaries of neuroscience. The new Center for Brain Plasticity and...