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Protein Clumps May Appear Years Before Memory Problems

Discovery could help in Alzheimer's prevention efforts, researcher says,, WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Amyloid protein deposits in the brain play a role in disrupting the memory formation process long before a person shows symptoms of the memory impairment of Alzheimer's dise...

Researchers find that eating high levels of fructose impairs memory in rats

ATLANTA Researchers at Georgia State University have found that diets high in fructose a type of sugar found in most processed foods and beverages impaired the spatial memory of adult rats. Amy Ross, a graduate student in the lab of Marise Parent, associate professor at Georgia State's Neuro...

Drug rescues memory lost to Alzheimer's disease

Irvine, Calif., July 14, 2009 A drug similar to one used in clinical trials for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis has been found to rescue memory in mice exhibiting Alzheimer's symptoms. The discovery by UC Irvine scientists offers hope that a new treatment may be on the horizon ...

Caffeine reverses memory impairment in Alzheimer's mice

Tampa, FL (July 5, 2009) Coffee drinkers may have another reason to pour that extra cup. When aged mice bred to develop symptoms of Alzheimer's disease were given caffeine the equivalent of five cups of coffee a day their memory impairment was reversed, report University of South Florida resear...

Depression may increase Alzheimer's risk in people with memory problems

People with memory problems who are depressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those who aren't depressed, according to a new UCLA study. Researchers also found, however, that the popular Alzheimer's drug donepezil may help delay the progression to Alzheimer's in depresse...

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Promotes Free Memory Screenings Year-Round

NEW YORK, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its ongoing initiative to promote early detection of memory problems and successful aging, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) recently introduced a new program that encourages local organizations across the country to offer ...

Medical Care Corporation Enables Early Detection of Memory Loss Due to Alzheimer's Disease

IRVINE, Calif., May 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical Care Corporation (MCC), the leading provider of high accuracy memory assessment technology, announced today that physicians now have a fast and accurate memory assessment procedure, the MCI Screen, which enables them to accurately separate normal ...

Stanford Issues Findings from Cognitive and Brain Experts Urging Consumer Caution on Memory Fitness Products

Tips for navigating the marketplace of memory aids STANFORD, Calif., May 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Stanford Center on Longevity today, on behalf of 30 of the world's finest cognitive and brain scientists, released a statement providing public guidance on products claiming to improve me...

Think memory worsens with age? Then yours probably will

Thinking your memory will get worse as you get older may actually be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that senior citizens who think older people should perform poorly on tests of memory actually score much worse than seniors who do not buy in t...

HBO, Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and The Alzheimer's Association, No. Cal. Present an Advance Screening of THE ALZHEIMER'S PROJECT: 'Momentum In Science'

Panel Discussion To Follow With Leading Alzheimer's Experts Featured In Film SAN FRANCISCO, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HBO, Gladstone Institute Of Neurological Disease, UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center, UCSF Memory & Aging Center and ...

Effects of disease severity on autobiographical memory in semantic dementia revealed in new study

Milan, Italy, 2 April 2009 - In a study conducted by the Laboratory of Neuropsychology of the Universit de Caen Basse-Normandie and published by Elsevier in the April 2009 issue of Cortex ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cortex ), researchers studied for the first time autobiographical memory in...

The Making of a Memory Champion

Current USA National Memory Champion Chester Santos Trains to Defend His Title NORTHRIDGE, Calif., March 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There are few individuals who can memorize 99 faces and names, two decks of shuffled playing cards, or a sequence of 1,000 random digits in a matter ...

Take Note: Doodling Can Help Memory

It actually keeps us on track with boring tasks, study suggests,,,, FRIDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) -- You might look like you're not paying attention when you doodle, but science says otherwise. Researchers in the United Kingdom found that test subjects who doodled while listen...

Why Music Triggers a Walk Down Memory Lane

Discovery of brain area responsible for link could lead to Alzheimer's treatment, study says WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25 (HealthDay News) -- The memories and emotions that people associate with familiar songs can be traced to the medial prefrontal cortex, a part of the brain where the wiring f...

Decoding short-term memory with fMRI

People voluntarily pick what information they store in short-term memory. Now, using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers can see just what information people are holding in memory based only on patterns of activity in the brain. Psychologists from the University of Oregon ...

Out-of-Control Blood Sugar May Affect Memory

Close monitoring can keep problem from advancing, experts say THURSDAY, Feb. 19 (HealthDay News) -- A rise in blood sugar levels causes poorer brain function in people with type 2 diabetes, according to a study that included nearly 3,000 people aged 55 and older at 52 sites in Canada a...

Computer exercises improve memory and attention

Study results to be published in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society show that computerized brain exercises can improve memory and lead to faster thinking. Prior studies have shown that older adults perform better on cognitive tests after repeatedly practic...

Published Study Shows Brain Exercises Improve Memory and Attention - And People Notice

Advance Copy of Study Led by Mayo Clinic and USC Now Available Online SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Study results to be published in the April 4, 2009 edition of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society are the first to show definitively that computerized brain exercises can ...

Vascular drug found to improve learning and memory in middle-aged rats

WASHINGTON A team of Arizona psychologists, geneticists and neuroscientists has reported that a safe and effective drug used to treat vascular problems in the brain has improved spatial learning and working memory in middle-aged rats. Although far from proving anything about human use of the drug...

UT Southwestern researchers discover brain's memory 'buffer' in single cells

DALLAS Jan. 25, 2009 Individual nerve cells in the front part of the brain can hold traces of memories on their own for as long as a minute and possibly longer, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found. The study, available online and appearing in the February issue of Nature...

My Medical Memory and Data Systems Analysts Partner to Provide Secure, Portable Health Records

Joint Venture Brings Enhanced Technology, Security to Portable Medical Records SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. and FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- My Medical Memory (M3) and Data Systems Analysts (DSA) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership which will result in providing customers with even ...

Cognition Pharmaceuticals Announces Positive Memory Results for Phase II Trial of C105 in Multiple Sclerosis

NEW YORK, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Cognition Pharmaceuticals LLC today announced positive results from a Phase 2 clinical trial of C105 (l amphetamine sulfate) on 151 Multiple Sclerosis patients with documented cognitive dysfunction. In the six-week placebo-controlled study, Cognition Phar...

New Study Disputes Ongoing Controversy Over Memory Screenings

Report Cites Proven Benefits, Calls for National Dementia Screening Policy NEW YORK, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation faces a public health crisis related to Alzheimer's disease, a new report released today by the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) dis...

Roche Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Memory Pharmaceuticals

NUTLEY, N.J. and MONTVALE, N.J., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Roche and Memory Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: MEMY ) today announced that the two companies have signed a definitive merger agreement for Roche to acquire all the outstanding shares of Memory Pharmaceuticals in an all-cash transactio...

'Super' aged brains reveal first secrets of sharp memory in old age

CHICAGO --- Maybe you have an 85-year-old grandfather who still whips through the newspaper crossword puzzle every morning or a 94-year-old aunt who never forgets a name or a face. They don't seem to suffer the ravages of memory that beset most people as they age. Researchers at Northwestern U...

Leading London Neurosurgeon, Sim Farar, Partners with Los Angeles Fitness Guru to Help Baby Boomers Decrease Memory Loss

Lesley Stein, CPT fitness expert, is going the extra mile to help baby boomers reduce their risk of memory loss through an educational seminar that links nutritional health and fitness to brain activity. NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (Business Wire EON) November 6, 2008 -- On No...

Alzheimer's Foundation of America Offers Free Memory Screenings Nationwide

Initiative Addresses Healthcare Concerns, Gains Support of Leading Professional Groups NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During this time of heightened concerns about rising healthcare costs, the Alzheimer's Foundation of America (AFA) will offer free memory screenings at more tha...

Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory

Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says MONDAY, Oct. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Your body clock may do more than help guide your daily sleep/wake cycle -- it may also play a vital role in learning and memory, say Stanford University researchers. ...

Caribou Coffee Honors Memory of One of Its Own With Amy's Blend

Proceeds to benefit Susan G. Komen For the Cure(R) MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOU ), the second largest company-owned gourmet coffeehouse operator based in the U.S., will again pay annual tribute to one of its original roa...

'Hub' of fear memory formation identified in brain cells

A protein required for the earliest steps in embryonic development also plays a key role in solidifying fear memories in the brains of adult animals, scientists have revealed. An apparent "hub" for changes in the connections between brain cells, beta-catenin could be a potential target for drugs ...

Whole brain radiation increases risk of learning and memory problems in cancer patients

BOSTON - Cancer patients who receive stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) and whole brain radiation therapy (WBRT) for the treatment of metastatic brain tumors have more than twice the risk of developing learning and memory problems than those treated with SRS alone, according to new research from The ...

New Brain Fitness Program to Fight Memory Loss

PERTH, Australia, Sept. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Western Australians will be the first in the country to take part in a brain fitness initiative that has been shown to improve a person's ability to think faster, focus better and remember more. The brain health initiative will be launched by Austra...

Exercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may help treat memory problems in adults, according to new research from Australia. The study, focused on 138 people age 50 and older at increase...

Australian over-50s walk away memory problems in world-first trial

The study, led by Professor Nicola T. Lautenschlager, the Chair of Old Age Psychiatry at the University of Melbourne, is published in the international journal Journal of the American Medical Association on 3 September 2008. The Fitness for the Ageing Brain Study, conducted over 18 months at ...

Excercise May Help Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

Moderate weekly activity showed benefits even a year after routine was stopped, study says TUESDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise may help treat memory problems in adults, according to new research from Australia. The study, focused on 138 people age 50 and older at increase...

Age-related memory loss tied to slip in filtering information quickly

Scientists have identified a way in which the brain's ability to process information diminishes with age, and shown that this break down contributes to the decreased ability to form memories that is associated with normal aging. The finding, reported in the current online early edition of Pro...

Pioneering Neurosciences Institute Sets Date for Dedication of New Facility and First-Ever International Forum on Memory and Memory Disorders

ON OCTOBER 16 WORLD-RENOWNED SCIENTISTS WILL CONVENE TO SHARE CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH ON ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE, MEMORY AND AGING MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On October 16th, 2008, the new $30 million Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) located on the c...

Aging Hinders Memory Storage During Sleep

Study in rats suggests brain needs 'experience replay' during slumber TUESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Aging hinders the consolidation of memories during sleep, a process that's crucial for the conversion of fresh memories into long-term ones, say University of Arizona researchers....

A hormone that enhances one's memory of happy faces

Philadelphia, PA, July 28, 2008 Oxytocin was originally studied as the "milk let-down factor," i.e., a hormone that was necessary for breast-feeding. However, there is increasing evidence that this hormone also plays an important role in social bonding and maternal behaviors. A new study schedu...

Research Links Low HDL Levels With Memory Loss

But experts aren't ready to embrace the findings as fact MONDAY, June 30 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests an association between low levels of "good" HDL cholesterol and loss of memory. The study, which has followed thousands of British civil servants for decades, found a 2...
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