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Cognitive Decline

Scientists might have figured out how to reverse aging in the brain

January 22nd, 2021

A Stanford team has figured out how to reverse aging in the brain and restore mental acuity, a breakthrough that could one day lead to drugs that treat medical conditions and cognitive decline. The researchers found a way to block the inflammation responsible for the cognitive decline that comes with age. Using drugs tailored to …

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Illinois teen’s memory resets every two hours after head injury

September 16th, 2019

Of all the types of injuries a person can sustain, head injuries tend to be the scariest. Scientists have learned a lot about how the human brain works, but there are still many uncertainties. That’s especially true when it comes to brain injuries, where a person can appear medically healthy but still exhibit dramatic cognitive …

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NFL head trauma linked to decreased testosterone and erectile dysfunction

August 26th, 2019

Studies in recent years have revealed that chronic head trauma often suffered by professional football players can have long-lasting effects, but it’s safe to say that there’s still a lot we don’t know about how frequent concussions can alter a person’s brain. Mood disorders, depression, and personality changes have already been linked to concussions endured …

Chinese scientists put human brain genes in a monkey

April 12th, 2019

Everything we know about evolution tells us that humans have primate ancestors, and that the development of our complex brains is what allowed ancient humans to forge the path that we’re on today. Determining what changes in primate brains prompted our fork of the evolution tree to take shape is something scientists in China are …

Experiment proves that humans can actually sense Earth’s magnetic field

March 19th, 2019

Everyone knows that when you hold a compass in your hand the needle will point north thanks to Earth’s magnetic field, but aside from simple navigation you probably don’t spare much thought for our planet’s magnetism. However, that doesn’t mean that your body isn’t still sensing the geomagnetic forces, and a new study suggests that …

Your brain makes decisions before you even realize it

March 6th, 2019

You make countless decisions every day that range from mundane to incredibly important, but what part of you is actually making those decisions? We all assume that our brains are focused on whatever task we’re tackling, but a new study suggests that your brain is usually working a few steps ahead all on its own, …