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A new century of Alzheimer's disease research

...y sticky brain proteins that might begin to gum up memory and thought in 10 to 15 years -- a person could be...duct cost-effective prevention trials. Restoring memory via tau Mayo Clinic researchers also are working to prevent additional damage from occurring and t...

Impaired Odour Identification Predicts Cognitive Decline for the Elderly

...e impairment-a decline in thinking, learning, and memory abilities-which is a precursor to Alzheimer's dise...of the study, and with a more rapid decline in the memory of past experiences, memory of words and symbols, and perceptual speed. "Among older persons witho...

Amnesia Drug That Blocks Bad Memories on the Anvil

...niversity, which enabled them to remove a specific memory from the animals' brains while leaving the rest of their memories intact. An amnesia drug called U0126 was used in the study. The researchers trained the rats to associate two musical tones with a mild electrical shock, so that they would brace th...

War Trauma-hit UK Veteran Population Set to Increase

...xperiencing a traumatic event during conflict. The memory of the event triggers strong emotions, causing any number of reactions from depression and self-harm to anger, violence and drug addiction. Often, the symptoms will be so extreme that the veteran will be unable to live a normal life. Work prospects,...

World's First Face Transplant Patient Feels She is Alive Again

...as disappeared forever, and I guard preciously the memory of what I was," she was quoted as saying. "This face ... it isn't me. It will never be me. I often look at myself in the mirror. At first I used to do it all the time, searching for my traits from before, and I couldn't look at my old photographs -...

Researchers Say Brain Region Responsible for Pain's Ability to Seek Attention

...itive processing interference due to a distracting memory task. The study was conducted by a team of resea...olving distinguishing images, as well as a working memory task involving remembering images on volunteers. The researchers asked the volunteers to perform t...

Signalife Recorder Transmits Heart Rate Data From Champ Car Driver in Real-Time

...al-bandwidth ECG channels in the internal recorder memory for later review by the physicians. Continuous ECG recording with live transmission capability has never been previously done on open-cockpit race car drivers. As a leader in motorsport safety, the Champ Car World Series and its Medical Director Dr...

Efforts on to Tackle Health Problems Faced by US Truck Drivers

...h blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Truckers pose unique challenges when it comes to improving health, said Ilene Masser, director of such...

Experts Propose New Criteria for Alzheimer's Diagnosis

...robable AD requires that patients show progressive memory loss over more than six months, and at least one o... a clinical core of early and significant episodic memory impairment...the timeliness of these criteria is highlighted by the many drugs in development that a...

Former French PM Rocard Discharged from Kolkata Hospital

...ecome absolutely normal. He has got back his total memory and he is discharged from the hospital today. And, he is absolutely normal as the health and memory is concerned," said G. K. Prusty, a neurosurgeon at CMRI. Rocard, 76, fell ill minutes before atte...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

...00,000 require therapy for problems with language, memory or movement. It is the last aspect that is the focus of M.I.T. robots. When Mary ORegan of Massachusetts first tried the Myomo device, in October 2006, her arm was positioned in the metal and plastic brace and electrodes were placed on her biceps ...

Scientists Identify New Genetic Mutation Behind Common Dementia

...ease, this Frontotemporal dementia does not affect memory in the early stages, according to the background information in an article published in the journal Neurology. The genetic form of the disease is rare, and most cases occur randomly, says the write-up. "We are hopeful that this finding (new genetic...

Early Parkinsons Show Hallucination,sleepiness

...ultiple health problems and the presence of slight memory problems were associated with an increased risk of hallucinations; type of treatment did not affect the risk. Being female, having heart disease and pramipexole treatment was associated with an increased risk of swelling. Our results suggest that...

Simple Blood Test May Predict Alzheimers Disease

...rative disease affects brain cells, which leads to memory loss and mood changes. Meanwhile, the blood test... blood test would be an improvement on the current memory test undertaken by GPs, which is not only very upsetting for patients, but also takes up to a year f...

Normal People can Only Remember Four Things at a Time

...sity of Oregon say that the capacity of short-term memory is a strong predictor of an individual's IQ level ...tory experiments to test their hypothesis that the memory capacity might be influenced by the complexity of items being stored, something that might cause a f...

Research Reveals Anatomy of Suppressed Memories: Study

...ng to a study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psy...areas are involved in tasks such as visual recall, memory encoding and retrieval and emotional expression. "These results indicate memory suppression does o...

Getting Old No Laughing Matter: US Study

...mental abilities that decline as we get older. Our memory at 80 is probably not going to be as good as our memory when we're 20. "Given that, how does that fit in with how well people understand humor? Humor is a...

Tourettes Syndrome in Children may also Result in Superior Learning Skills

...he researchers are now developing new language and memory tests for patients with Tourettes syndrome....

Research into Suppressed Memories Could Help Treatment for Depression

...ing to a study released Thursday. The concept of memory suppression has been a controversial one among psy...areas are involved in tasks such as visual recall, memory encoding and retrieval and emotional expression. "These results indicate memory suppression does o...

First Drug for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

...had more trouble letting go--or extinguishing--the memory of the foot shock and continued to freeze in fear....in mice whose Cdk5 activity was inhibited, the bad memory of the shocks disappeared when the mice learned that they no longer needed to fear the environment w...

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