Tag Archives: Hippocampus

Hippocampal Neurogenesis Life-Long (BBC News / Nature Medicine)

Summary Contrary to popular belief, the creation of new brain cells persists throughout life (in the hippocampus at least); although the rate of neurogenesis may decline with old age, and fall massively in Alzheimer’s Disease. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, … Continue reading

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Health Benefits From Muscle and Bone Strengthening Exercises and Balance Activity (BBC News / PHE / Centre for Ageing Better / NHS England)

Summary A review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better indicates that muscle and bone strengthening, and balance activities, bring health benefits for adults of all ages, including older adults. Poor muscle strength increases the risk … Continue reading

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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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Phenolic Acids, Flavonoids, Champagne Consumption and Dementia Risk Reduction (NHS Choices / Antioxidants and Redox Signaling)

Summary Over-interpretation of a recent (2013) piece of animal-based research led some press commentators to insinuate that champagne / white wine consumption might have a role in reducing the risk of dementia in humans. The following NHS Choices Behind the … 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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