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Music in link with epilepsy

...stened to the K448 sonata were able to negotiate a maze faster than those that had been played minimalist music or left in silence.// In other tests, children who were taught a keyboard instrument for six months, learning simple melodies, including Mozart, did better on tests than children who had spent...

Regular Use Of Cocaine Can Impair Brain Functions

...e drug free. The rodents were placed in a T-shaped maze where, based on a colored signal, they had to make a choice over which arm of the maze to run down in order to receive a food-based reward. At first, the drugged rats learned the rules f...

And now its super mice for longer memory

...retained for long periods.These mice were put to a maze test and the way they navigated the maze was studied. It was found that these mice remembered objects and surroundings three days longer than...

Rats dream about running mazes...

... Then the rats were allowed to run around inside a maze and the patterns were recorded. Later during sleep the scientists got exactly the same patterns and this made them conclude that the rats were dreaming about running in a maze. The scientists say that people solve their problems during their d...

Organ Scandals Compensation And The Aftermath

...ach after the NHS settled. Among the statistical maze ,legal intelligence of defense counsels and the array of high profile hearings in courts there is a moot question which arises is of ethics and preventions of recurrences of such incidents It is profoundly distressing that in a country like the...

An Apple A Day Can Do More Than Just Keeping The Doctor Away

...he aged mice was measured through well-established maze tests, followed by an examination of brain tissue.... apple juice performed significantly better on the maze tests and all had less oxidative brain damage than those on the standard diet. Supplementation by ...

Insomnia affects direction and route memory negatively

...roups of rats were studied, putting one in a water maze where they could not see or smell the exit. The rats were repeatedly put in the maze again once they had slept with some being allowed to sleep for six hours longer than others. Resea...

Clue to Link Between Obesity and Long-Term Memory Discovered

... an animal model. They found that mice navigated a maze better after they received leptin. “We found that this drug affected the processes going into the brain,” says Farr, who also is a researcher at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in St. Louis. “The mice that got the drug at the appropriate dose had i...

Apple Juice May Keep Alzheimer's Away

...ssments of memory and learning using traditional Y maze tests, researchers found that the mice who consume...mented diets performed significantly better on the maze tests. "It was surprising how the animals on the apple-enhanced diets actually did a superior job ...

Scientist Study New Treatment Modality for Psychiatric Disorders Using Mice

...rner said. The Garner team's mice were tested in a maze with rewards of one-quarter of a piece of sweetened cereal hidden in two-inch diameter metal bowls. The scientists varied the material inside the bowls where the cereal piece was hidden and also varied the outer texture and smell of the bowls. The...

Fittest Of Newborn Neurons Survive

...sed" rats perform better on learning tasks such as maze swimming, indicating that new neurons are more than just a backup supply but actually enhance learning. "Remarkably, new neurons are born in the hippocampus, a structure whose function is to acquire new information," says Gage. "That suggests that ...

Red Wine may Help Reduce Risk of Alzheimer's

...ted drinks, the mice individually were placed in a maze and challenged to find their way out. Those in the red wine group performed best. The researchers found that the mice in the red wine group had the lowest levels of amyloid-beta proteins. Wang's team, however, noted that alcohol had risks as wel...

Pick Apples for Good Neurological Health, Says New Research

...-enhanced diets actually did a superior job on the maze tests than those not on the apple-supplemented diet," remarks Dr. Thomas Shea, who led the research. Shea, who is the director of the UML Center for Cellular Neurobiology and Neurodegeneration, published yet another study in the December 2005 Journ...

New Brain Cells Love to Learn: Study

...tly more activity in the mice that had learned the maze soon after the injection, when the stained cells were newly generated. Those that had learned the maze six weeks after the injection had three times as much "activity" in their stained cells as those mic...

US Confronted by a Major Healthcare Crisis, Say Critics

... the problems in negotiating one's way through the maze of the government-assisted Medicaid, a woman broke out bitterly: Without a health care advocate, I can't imagine how a weak, frail, nearly bed-ridden individual can navigate this new territory. Our "wonderful" system is baffling and daunting when o...

World’s First Attempt To Restore Sight Using Gene Therap

...n was restored to the extent they could navigate a maze with ease. Said Robin Ali, professor of human molecular genetics at UCL: "Testing it for the first time in patients is very important and exciting and represents a huge step towards establishing gene therapy for the treatment of many different eye...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

...ch transports water between the oceans through the maze of straits and passages in the Indonesian Archipelago. 'The cooling is occurring between Australia and Indonesia where the Indonesian throughflow emerges into the Indian Ocean and is linked to the observed weakening of Pacific Ocean trade-winds,' h...

Scientist Found New Mechanism for Brain Learning

... a mild shock. He further said that when the water maze was rearranged, the engineered mice were much faster to realize that things were different, and worked out the new route. Normally, Cdk5 works with another enzyme to break up a molecule called NR2B, which has previously been implicated in the early...

Beware Weight Loss Drugs, Say Canadian Experts

...ight-loss industry, where they can get lost in the maze of programs and products that promise to melt away the extra fat. Overweight people are at high risk of dying from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Obesity is now the No. 2 cause of preventable death in Canada, with roughly 25,000 people ...

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