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Brain inflammation may be friend, not foe, for Alzheimer's patients

...plored,” said O’Banion. “That said, people have to remember that the current findings are in mice, not people. We need to be cautious about how to interpret the results.” ...

Old memory traces in brain may trigger chronic pain

...e site of emotion and learning. The brain seems to remember the injury as if it were fresh and can’t forget it. With new understanding of the pain source, Vania Apkarian, professor of physiology, and of anesthesiology, at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, has identified a drug that co...

Turn-ons and turn-offs for neurons

...ists of billions of nerve cells enabling to learn, remember and reason. Every time we think and experience, touch, smell or fear, millions of neurons in our brain becomes active. These nerve cells communicate with each other by chemical and electrical impulses to compute incoming sensory information and integ...

Cancer patients monitor fatigue in real time

... in addition to fatigue, and that affects how they remember the fatigue experience," she said. In Hacker's study, patients used a device that is worn like a wristwatch to record the data. The patients entered the intensity of their fatigue by using 10 numbered buttons on the device, one being no fatigue an...

Individuals and populations differ in gene activity levels, not just genes

...ation or biological "race." "It's important to remember that differences between population groups are much less abundant than those you would see if you just compared two randomly selected individuals," said Storey. "This means that populations have a lot more similarities than differences when it comes ...

Mutation improves memory, may lead to memory-enhancing pill

...hosphorylation reaction have a superior ability to remember new things under certain training conditions. “Those results led us to suspect that decreasing the phosphorylation of eIF2a enhanced memory storage,?Costa-Mattioli said. In an effort to validate their earlier findings, the researchers have now ...

Imaging pinpoints brain regions that 'see the future'

...nding that if you have an amnesic person who can't remember the past, they're also not at all good about think...ame is true with very small children -- they don't remember particularly what happened last month and they can't really tell you much of anything about what the...

Rewarding fat rats

We all remember a time when we were paralyzed in the face of a tough decision. For animals in the natural world, making the right choice can mean the difference between life and death. When rats and other animals choose the thing that leads to a "reward," such as ...

Birds found to plan for the future

...n that scrub-jays have a concept of the past. They remember what they have cached where and how long ago, and they also keep track of which particular bird was watching when they cached so that they can protect their caches accordingly from being stolen by observant thieves. The research, funded by the Bio...

'Juiced-up' battery fueled by sugar could power small portable electronics

...ved that the brain selects incoming information to remember useful things. Distracting information is refused ...ion. Mango Veling asked study subjects to remember words that were strongly associated with each other. For example, fruit-mango, fruit-peach, animal-g...

Molecular tools make the cut

...ved that the brain selects incoming information to remember useful things. Distracting information is refused ...ion. Mango Veling asked study subjects to remember words that were strongly associated with each other. For example, fruit-mango, fruit-peach, animal-g...

Brain fends off distractions

...ved that the brain selects incoming information to remember useful things. Distracting information is refused ...ion. Mango Veling asked study subjects to remember words that were strongly associated with each other. For example, fruit-mango, fruit-peach, animal-g...

New insights into autoimmunity and depression

...e avoidance test to measure the ability of mice to remember a foot shock delivered 24-hours earlier. Depression-like behavior was strongly observed in the performance of anti-ribosomal P antibody-injected mice on the forced swimming test. The immobility time of these mice was twice as high as that of the...

Anticipation plays a powerful role in human memory, brain study finds

...tures], the more likely it was that a person would remember more of them right away," says Nitschke. Two weeks after the experiment, scientists met with the study subjects again to measure how well they remembered the same disturbing images. This time, they found that people who best remembered them had sh...

Tiny Tampa Bay fish key to evolution of immune system

...ustomize its response to an array of pathogens and remember the encounter for future reference. "We were asking the question why and where did this sharp division occur? What were the most primitive organisms that exhibit the molecules that we use in our adaptive immune systems?" Ostrov said. "In this study...

Proteins necessary for brain development found to be critical for long-term memory

... 24 hours later the snails -- which normally would remember the events of the previous day -- exhibited no memory of the shocks. Carew and colleagues went on to show that, when the actions of the growth factors were prevented, long-term enhancement of the connections between the brain cells in the reflex cir...

Learning during sleep?

If I can't remember this morning where I put my car keys last night, it's due to my memory failing me again. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg have been investigating how memories might be consolidated. Their new study offers the ...

Memories: It's all in the packaging, scientists say

...what you didn't put into it. It is not possible to remember things later if you didn't pay attention to them i...inally appeared. If the participant could later remember the color of the word, a particular area of the brain associated with color processing was especiall...

Hopkins researchers discover how brain protein might control memory

...ontributes to long-term memory and helps the brain remember things longer than an hour or two. The findings ar... how brain cells learn and associate behaviors and remember them over a long period of time," says Paul F. Worley, M.D., professor of neuroscience and neurology...

Researchers discover mechanism that determines when detailed memories are retained

...acetylcholine being released, did lead the rats to remember the tones but not specific frequencies. However, when the stimulation was greater (leading to the higher level of acetylcholine release), the rats also remembered the specific frequencies. "We have always known that acetylcholine plays a major ro...

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