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1/18/2012
Genes May Guide Intelligence Throughout Life

Some people stay smart as they age in part because of genetic factors, study suggests

1/18/2012
Sleep Might Help Deepen Traumatic Memories

Staying awake after disturbing event weakened emotional response upon recall, study found

1/9/2012
Could Nicotine Patches Help Stave Off Memory Loss?

Older people with mild cognitive impairment saw improvements while using them, researchers report

1/6/2012
Mental Decline Can Start at 45, Study Finds

Early lapses in memory, reasoning may signal dementia later in life, researchers say

12/29/2011
'Silent Strokes' Linked to Memory Loss in Elderly: Study

More memory woes noted in seniors who had experienced these events, researchers say.

12/16/2011
Sense of Smell Helped Separate Humans From Neanderthals

Larger olfactory bulbs in brain gave evolutionary advantage, study says

12/6/2011
Very Low Birth Weight May Affect Adult Memory, IQ

Babies weighing less than 3.3 pounds are more likely to have lowered function as adults, study says

12/6/2011
Health Tip: Boost Your Brain Power

What seniors can do to help stay sharp

11/30/2011
Scans May Discern Between Two Types of Dementia

Alzheimer's and frontotemporal lobar degeneration can can be difficult to tell apart, researchers report

11/30/2011
Non-Fried Fish Might Help Ward Off Alzheimer's: Study

Older fish eaters have larger brain volume, less risk for the disease, study finds

11/21/2011
Passing Through Doorways Might Spur Forgetfulness

A doorway can act as an 'event boundary,' study suggests

11/20/2011
Seniors' Memory Doesn't Seem to Improve With Sleep: Study

Age-related brain changes seen as likely cause for some memory problems in elderly, researchers say

11/14/2011
Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Memory Troubles

Study adds credibility for women who report symptoms of 'chemo brain,' experts say

11/14/2011
Study Suggests Exercise May Help Memory of Fibromyalgia Patients

The trial was small, however, and the researchers were hoping for better results

11/2/2011
Sports Fans Remember Victories Better Than Defeats: Study

Years later, devotees of Red Sox, Yankees recalled triumphs, not losses

10/29/2011
Practice Doesn't Always Make Perfect, Study Suggests

With chess players, other variables -- like memory, high IQ -- might separate the good from the great

10/25/2011
Aging Brain's Decline May Hinge on a Gene

But exercise can help counteract this deterioration, study suggests

10/11/2011
10/10/2011
Health Tip: Help Yourself to Remember

Try these memory-boosting suggestions

10/5/2011
Gauging General Health as 'Poor' May Point to Dementia Risk

Study suggests it might be a predictor, but one expert says more research is needed

10/4/2011
MRI Study Unfolds Clues to Memory

Those lacking structural fold in front of the brain were more likely to have faulty recollections

9/28/2011
Super-Tight Blood Sugar Control May Not Ease Mental Decline in Diabetics

But, standard therapy might help slow cognitive troubles, experts say

9/21/2011
Quitting Smoking Could Give Memory a Boost

Those who light up have more problems remembering tasks, small study suggests

9/19/2011
More Evidence Links Diabetes, Dementia

Findings point up another reason to keep blood sugar levels in check, researchers say

9/19/2011
Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study

Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

9/15/2011
Certain 'Senior Moments' May Signal Mental Decline

Getting lost in familiar places, trouble following a group conversation are red flags, study finds

9/13/2011
Brain Blood Flow Abnormalities Persist in Gulf War Vets

Brains scans show that for some vets, the disorder may have gotten worse

9/12/2011
Insulin Spray May Improve Alzheimer's Symptoms

Better recall, preserved functioning seen after four months' treatment, preliminary study finds

9/6/2011
Short-Term Memory Loss May Be Best Predictor of Alzheimer's

Symptoms of 'mild cognitive impairment' outperformed other screening tests, study found

9/2/2011
Memory Development Incomplete Until Adulthood: Study

This is why courtroom suggestions can distort teens' remembrances, researchers say

8/22/2011
Team Decisions Better for the Weary

Group of tired people can make better choices than a tired individual, researchers report

8/11/2011
Alzheimer's Harder to Detect in the Very Old

Brain scans in those aged 60 to 75 with the disease were more definitive than brain scans of those 80 and older

8/8/2011
As Heart Failure Worsens, Word Recall May Suffer Too

Link was especially apparent in older patients, researchers found

8/3/2011
Memories Can Be Unreliable, Manipulated

But many Americans believe memories are more stable than they really are, survey finds

7/29/2011
Concussion Project Finds Disease in Two Autopsied Brains

Canadian researchers aim to boost understanding of how repeated head injuries change brain

7/27/2011
Age-Related Memory Loss May Be Reversible, Animal Study Suggests

Area of brain that weakens may be fired up again with treatment, researchers say

7/20/2011
Experimental Drug Might Help Fight Alzheimer's After All

Certain patients with mild to moderate symptoms may benefit from treatment, study finds

7/19/2011
Two Antidepressants Given to Dementia Patients Ineffective: Study

Zoloft, Remeron upped risk of side effects and failed to improve mental health, researchers say

7/14/2011
Can You Google Your Memory?

Researchers find it's harder to remember when people know info is computer-accessible

7/14/2011
Rat Study Shows How Binge Drinking Harms Memory

Research suggests heavy boozing affects certain receptors on brain cells

7/12/2011
Alzheimer's Brain Protein Scanning Moves Forward

New radioactive tracers for imaging could make technique more widely available

7/11/2011
Parkinson's Patients Still Prescribed Antipsychotics Despite Warning

Six years after FDA cautioned drugs may worsen symptoms, overall prescription number unchanged, study finds

7/1/2011
When It Comes to Memory, Practice Seems to Make Perfect

Volunteers retained memory of faces, patterns years after first identifying them, study shows

6/30/2011
Group-Think Can Influence Your Memory, Research Shows

Study probes science of false memories, finds brain scans show regions that activate in groups

6/22/2011
Clues to Alzheimer's May Reside in Spinal Fluid

Researchers may be able to predict which people with fuzzy thinking will develop the brain disorder

6/17/2011
Scientists Turn Memory On, Off in Rats With Flip of Switch

Discovery might someday benefit patients with brain injuries, researchers say

6/16/2011
New Memory Theory Focuses on Brain-Wave Levels

Those with greater theta-wave activity are better able to remember new words, study finds

6/13/2011
Training via Video Game Shown to Boost Kids' Brain Power

Don't expect similar results from everyday games, researcher says

6/13/2011
Could a Diet Help Prevent Alzheimer's?

Low-fat, low-glycemic eating plan improved 'biomarkers' of the disease, researchers say

6/8/2011
Brain Scans to Spot Alzheimer's May Be Available This Year

But detection remains questionable, expert says, while treatment is still elusive