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32 new grants made for innovative technology R&D
...elop technology to monitor, and possibly mitigate, cognitive
decline in older adults by tracking user interacti...r applications and assessing over time the rate of cognitive
impairment, thus facilitating earlier intervention and treatment. STAR Cryoelectronics, LLC (S...
Offspring at risk from maternal occupational exposure to solvents
...f the exposed women had significantly lower verbal cognitive
functioning than the non-exposed children in the control group. We also saw greater inattention and hyperactivity in the exposed children," said Dr. Maru Barrera, a co-author of the study, a psychologist and associate scientist at Sick Kids, and an a...
Stanford cooling tool may improve performance of athletes, soldiers
... time, and he could survive indefinitely with peak cognitive
function." The technology is patented and has been licensed by Stanford's Office of Technology Licensing to AVAcore Technologies Inc., an Ann Arbor, Mich., firm that Grahn and Heller founded to develop the device for commercial application. ...
Society for Psychophysiology Research
...document the detrimental effects of cocaine use on cognitive
function and clarify the mechanism by which cocaine adversely affects the brain. SENSATION SEEKING INFLUENCES ON ATTENTION, AROUSAL, AND MEMORY JUDGMENTS ABOUT "ACTION NEWS" TELEVISION NEWS STORIES Fox, Julia R., Indiana University Lee, Seungwhan...
Experts present new research on hot topics in aging at GSA's annual meeting in Washington, DC
...ontrolled, single-blind trial to evaluate if three cognitive
training interventions (memory, reasoning, speed of processing) improved cognitive
abilities and daily functioning in older, independent-living adults (n=2,802; mean age = 73.6 yrs). ...
Gladstone researchers resolve key Huntington's disease mystery in Nature cover story
...sychiatric abnormalities, loss of intellectual and cognitive
functioning, and motor disturbances. Although symptoms typically become evident during the fourth or fifth decades of life, the age at onset is variable and ranges from early childhood to the 70s or 80s. It's named for the American physician who init...
Anti-cholesterol drug treats Alzheimer's disease in mice
...s to be shown that statins can provide significant cognitive
benefit for AD patients with normal serum cholesterol." Although CP-113,818 has not been tested in clinical trials, another ACAT inhibitor, avasimibe, developed by Pfizer, is now in final clinical trials as a treatment for vascular disease and athero...
The CF Foundation urges all states to include newborn screening for cystic fibrosis in test panels
... weight measurements, better pulmonary status, and cognitive
benefits. "It is imperative that states add newborn screening for CF to their test panels to give people with this disease the best odds at living longer, healthier lives," said Robert J. Beall, Ph.D., president and CEO of the Cystic Fibrosis Founda...
Early life stress can inhibit development of brain-cell communication zones, UCI study finds
...mmunication among brain cells is the foundation of cognitive
processes such as learning and memory. In several human brain disorders where learning and similar thought processes are abnormal, dendrites in the hippocampus where learning and memory occurs - have been found to be small or poorly developed. Norma...
Reductions in blood oxygen levels in newborns could contribute to ADHD development
...ttention, learning, memory and a variety of higher cognitive
functions, the researchers believe repetitive apnea during neonatal development may be one factor leading to the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). This research will be reported at the Society for Neuroscience annual me...
Early life stress harms mental function and immune system in later years
...asis for how early life stresses can lead to later cognitive
impairment, the effects of using selective seroton...ing infancy may result in memory loss and impaired cognitive
abilities that manifest later in life, a University of California , Irvine, study has found. The stu...
Calorie restriction leads to some brain benefits but not others in mice
... did not seem to prevent mice from developing some cognitive
deficits associated with age, such as declines in ...t no effect on several drills used to measure pure cognitive
performance. In one test of spatial learning and memory called the Morris water maze, mice are place...
Emory study details dolphin brain evolution for the first time
The intelligence and cognitive
capabilities of dolphins and their aquatic cousins...iors that have been described as cultural. Despite cognitive
commonalities, the odontocete evolutionary pathway has proceeded under a very different set of indep...
Yerkes researchers to present array of new data at Society for Neuroscience Meeting
...of infrared eye-tracking technology to detect mild cognitive
impairment. "It's quite an honor for the Yerkes R...of humans to further understand the behavioral and cognitive
differences between the two species whose genetic compositions are almost 99 percent identical. (5 p...
Humans and dolphins: If brain size is a measure, we're not that different
...ains of primates and cetaceans arrived at the same cognitive
space while evolving along different paths," Marino says. "What the data say to me is that we, as humans, are not that special. Although we are highly encephalized [have large brains], it's not by much compared with cetaceans." The scientists inve...
Novartis receives European marketing authorization for Emselex(R)
...ls have shown that Emselex works without impairing cognitive
function (3) and without cardiovascular safety concerns (2) . To date, 97 clinical trials with Emselex have been carried out involving more than 10,500 subjects and patients, of whom 7,146 were treated with darifenacin. Across a range of pivotal en...
Stress impairs thinking via mania-linked enzyme
...ation. It explains how even mild stress can worsen cognitive
symptoms, as occurs in bipolar disoder, which affe...direct activation of PKC dramatically impaired the cognitive
functions of the prefrontal cortex, a higher brain region that allows us to appropriately guide our ...
Research uncovers role of Apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer's disease
... the development of both Alzheimer's pathology and cognitive
decline," said Dr. Potter, professor of biochemistry and molecular biology who holds the Pfeiffer Endowed Chair in Alzheimer's Research at USF. "Thus, preventing ApoE from acting upon AB may prove to be an effective means of therapeutic intervention....
Neuronal excitability may hold key to age-related decline in learning and memory
...e of 65 years suffer from some sort of age-related cognitive
decline. The exact cause of these age-related defi...gested that in humans, the severity of age-related cognitive
decline is affected by the genetic background of the individual. This was also the case for the gene...
Pediatric cardiology researchers describe findings in neurologic outcomes, heart devices
...focused on improving longer-term outcomes, such as cognitive
and motor development. An ongoing program at Children's Hospital studies how genetic variations influence a child's neurological outcome following heart surgery. This study found that children with a heart defect called tetralogy of Fallot were more ...
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