Tag Archives: Hippocampus-Based Cognitive Processes

Early Indications Suggest Zika Virus Might Damage Adult Brains Resulting in Long-Term Neurological Conditions (NHS Choices / Cell Stem Cell)

Summary The Zika virus has been linked with microcephaly in human babies, and has also – more tentatively – been linked to Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), but until now was not thought likely to affect the adult population beyond minor short-term … Continue reading

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Memories Lost in Alzheimer’s Disease: Potentially Retrievable? (NHS Choices / Nature)

Summary Research on transgenic mice suggests that memories are not destroyed irretrievably by Alzheimer’s Disease; there appears to be problems recalling these lost memories. Lost memories may be retrievable, under experimental conditions, by exposing “Engram Cells” with bright blue light … Continue reading

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Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Improves Memory / Ability to Learn? (BBC News / Science)

Summary A small US study indicates that electromagnetic stimulation of specific regions of the brain may improve the ability to remember. Researchers are already speculating whether similar techniques could help people with memory disorders and / or reduce memory loss … Continue reading

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Exposure of Aged Mice to Young Blood Plasma Improves Age-Related Cognitive Impairment? (BBC News / NHS Choices / Nature Medicine / Science)

Summary Researchers at Stanford University believe they might have discovered a novel method of slowing, or even reversing, a range of ageing processes (mental and physical). Their work, based on mice so far, involved injecting the blood of young mice … Continue reading

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Relationship Between Tooth Loss and Memory Loss? (European Journal of Oral Sciences)

Summary A recent critical appraisal from NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” evaluates claims of a possible causal relationship between tooth loss and memory loss in healthy older people. A small study of older people has found that the loss of … Continue reading

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