Tag: Brain

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks

Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks Cognitive decline reversed 30 years in 6 weeks After just 1 ½ months, participants increased their cognitive abilities to levels similar to those of middle-aged adults, 30 years younger. Control group members, who did not take classes, showed no change […]

Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation

Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation Kefir may help Hypertension and Neuroinflammation Drinking kefir may have a positive effect on blood pressure by promoting communication between the gut and brain. Kefir is a fermented probiotic milk beverage known to help maintain the balance of beneficial bacteria in the […]

Lung Scarring Reversed

Lung Scarring Reversed Lung Scarring ReversedIn an unexpected discovery scientists witnessed fibrosis going into remission and the lungs begin to normalize function in only 4 weeks, with the introduction of RAGE into the cells. Citation:Homeostatic nuclear RAGE–ATM interaction is essential for efficient DNA repair Nucleic Acids Research, Volume […]

Do viruses make us smarter? 

Public Release: 12-Jan-2015 A new study from Lund University in Sweden indicates that inherited viruses that are millions of years old play an important role in building up the complex networks that characterise the human brain. Researchers have long been aware that endogenous retroviruses constitute around five per […]

Using Brainwaves to Test Prices

Is Your Coffee too Cheap? By Frank Thadeusz A German scientist is developing a new way of testing prices by measuring brain waves. Some marketing critics are horrified by the idea of feel-good pricing, but others argue it could make products more successful. The most subversive criticism of […]

Health Research Report 156 1 JUN 2013 (Synopsis)

  In this issue: 1.   Coffee consumption associated with reduced risk of autoimmune liver disease 2.   Ginger compounds may be effective in treating asthma symptoms 3.   The compound in the Mediterranean diet that makes cancer cells ‘mortal’ 4.   Study finds vitamin C can kill drug-resistant TB 5.   Common […]

Brain-like chip outstrips normal computers

22 November 2012 by Michael Marshall Magazine issue 2892. COMPUTER chips that mimic the human brain are outstripping conventional chips in crucial ways. They could also revolutionise our understanding of how the brain functions.Attempts to simulate the brain usually involve programming software to behave like groups of neurons. […]

The brain may feel other people’s pain

2009 study posted for filing   By Amy Norton Amy Norton   NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – If you’ve ever thought that you literally feel other people’s pain, you may be right. A brain-imaging study suggests that some people have true physical reactions to others’ injuries.   Using […]

Cholesterol-reducing drugs may lessen brain function, says ISU researcher

2009 study posted for filing Contact: Yeon-Kyun Shin colishin@iastate.edu 515-294-2530 Iowa State University AMES, Iowa — Research by an Iowa State University scientist suggests that cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins may lessen brain function. Yeon-Kyun Shin, a biophysics professor in the department of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology, […]

Neural implants could spark better decisions

18:00 19 September 2012 by Douglas Heaven Magazine issue 2883. Ever wish you could make better choices? That could one day be possible thanks to an electronic brain implant that can enhance short-term memory and decision-making in primates. The implant can also restore these functions in an animal model […]

A Common Microbe Could Help To Trigger Alzheimers

  A COMMON microbe could help to trigger Alzheimer’s disease, say researchers in the US. If true, their controversial claim could turn the multimillion-dollar field of Alzheimer’s research on its head and force a rethink on how to prevent the disease. The microbe in question is Chlamydia pneumoniae, […]