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Exercising when young promotes a healthy brain and metabolism

Exercising when young promotes a healthy brain and metabolism

We all know the importance of exercise, but researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have recently discovered that taking exercise early in your life can promote a healthier brain and more efficient metabolic activity, which can last for the course of your lifetime. Their research was published in a recent edition of the journal Immunology and Cell Biology, and ...

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Scientists Give Us An Excuse to Play 3-D Video Games

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According to neurobiologists at the University of California, Irvine, playing three dimensional video games can enable us to make memories more easily. While it’s already known that playing 3-D video games can improve both eye-to-hand coordination and reaction times, this new finding offers a novel way to help those individuals who suffer from dementia or other memory problems. The study ...

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Can We Change How Our Brains Perceive The Flavour of Foods?

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We all know what chocolate tastes like, or can distinguish the flavour of chicken from cake. However, scientists are now looking at ways to manipulate the neurological perception of taste and odour to see if they can trick our brains into thinking that one food tastes like another. While you may ask why would they want to do that – ...

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Scientists Could Be Able to Alter How Our Brain Assesses Justice and Associated Punishments

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Scientists from Vanderbilt and Harvard universities have discovered how to alter the part of the brain that deals with punishment. The results of their study, which have been published in a recent edition of the journal Neuron, indicate that it’s possible to stimulate the part of the brain that deals with the assessment of punishment, and therefore influence penalty decisions. ...

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Scientists Gain New Insights Into Why We Develop Parkinson’s Disease

Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia have made a new discovery which may further our understanding of how diseases such as Parkinson’s Disease develop. This latest research has indicated that two proteins which help cells to deal with unwanted substances need to work in conjunction in order to do their job. If this connection doesn’t happen, it appears to ...

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The Link Between Cortisol and Cognitive Problems in Older People

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According to a recent study published in the online issue of Neurology, the stress hormone cortisol has been linked to cognitive problems in healthy older people. Furthermore, simple testing of the saliva of healthy older people may help doctors to identify those individuals who are in need of further testing for cognitive impairment. The study which was carried out at ...

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New Probe Can find Blood Clots Anywhere in The Body

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Scientists have developed a new probe that is able to find blood clots anywhere in the body with just a single scan. The probe, which was developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, promises to significantly decrease the time taken to find blood clots in patients and, while the probe has only so far proved successful in rats, ...

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The Nine Most Common Risk Factors Associated With Alzheimer’s

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A recent study has identified the nine most common risk factors associated with Alzheimer’s; although the good news is that they’re all potentially preventable. While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, scientists are in agreement that the earlier it is diagnosed, the better the outcome. However, following this latest study, it’s been found that some of the most common ...

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Could Peanut Butter be the Key to Detecting Alzheimer’s?

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Some of us prefer crunchy, some prefer creamy and some of us just like to spoon it straight from the jar. What are we talking about? Good old peanut butter. Recent research has shown that our favourite spread could hold the secret to detecting the early symptoms of Alzheimer’s. Intrigued? Read on. While Alzheimer’s is known for the impact it ...

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