Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's Disease

Memory Training Builds Up Brain’s Gray Matter

In a study comparing the effects of memory training and yoga meditation in older adults, researchers found that a 12-week program of memory training could increase the volume of gray matter and reduce levels of a compound related to aging in the brains of those with mild cognitive impairment.

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Brain circuits

For the first time, neuroscientists have coaxed human stem cells to grow into microglia, elusive and difficult-to-study immune cells that are essential for a healthy nervous system.

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In a 2013 clinical trial, the widely prescribed antidepressant citalopram (sold under Celexa and other trade names) was found to reduce the agitation that is often experienced by people with Alzheimer's disease.

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In research reported June 17th in the journal Neuron, scientists have shown that a protein called CPEB3 is critical for the stabilization and storage of long-term memories in mice.

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Scientists have a new understanding of how cells called interneurons embed themselves in neural networks as the brain develops. Interneurons form essential connections to keep those networks communicating while they perform their primary function, which is to encode and store information.

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