Tag: "memory" at medical news
Yale technology translates to sonic golf training tool
...elop tempo, rhythm, and "feel" and to train muscle memory
in the golf swing. Additionally, it provides a mechanism to effectively connect the golfer and instructor, allowing them to explore the sound and data together and to make swing changes by altering the soundscape. "This is a great example of the joy ...
Extreme exertion, emotion can spark repeat heart attacks
...he heart attack. Such reports are "susceptible to memory
loss, social acceptability bias and to patients' private beliefs about the causes of heart disease," the authors say. Also, some apparent triggers may actually be symptoms, rather than causes, of the earliest stages of a heart attack. Steptoe believe...
Kandel pays tribute to Hubel's and Wiesel's 25-year partnership and work in neurobiology & vision
... pioneering research on the physiological basis of memory
storage in neurons. He shared the prize with fellow recipients Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard....
Chemical decoy shows promise for slowing Alzheimer's by acting as decoy
...at primarily strikes the elderly and causes severe memory
loss and eventually, death. A complex disease with...agnosis of probable Alzheimer's, which is based on memory
tests in suspected candidates. Having a polymer marker that can pinpoint beta amyloid levels could l...
Chemists identify immune system mechanism for methamphetamine binges
...associated with serious health problems, including memory
loss, aggression, psychotic behavior, and potential heart and brain damage. The Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology (at Scripps) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse provided funding for this study. In addition to Janda and Dickerson, other stu...
Binge drinking can impair both mood and cognitive performance
...and mood states, and to perform verbal IQ, working memory
and vigilance tasks. Those individuals identified...ociated with] an impaired performance in a working memory
task, which tests the ability to hold important information in short-term memory
to use it for accur...
Awards & fellowships at the International & American Association for Dental Research General Session
...ward, sponsored by the Procter & Gamble Co., is in memory
of William B. Clark, the late Professor of Oral Biology and Director of the Periodontal Research Center at the University of Florida. National Student Research Group Mentor Award This award is presented to Rena D'Souza (University of Texas Health...
Emotional memory study reveals evidence for a self-reinforcing loop
...rain structures involved in recalling an emotional memory
a year later have found evidence for a self-reinfo...in which the brain's emotional center triggers the memory
center, which in turn further enhances activity in the emotional center. The researchers said their ...
Potential treatment for Fragile X Syndrome demonstrated in fruit fly model
...face of neurons, including in the hippocampus the memory
and learning center in the brain. In turn, this in...gs could rescue any of the observed behavioral and memory
defects observed in the fly model. "What we found was very striking," says Jongens. They found that ...
Molecule important in cell construction also critical in learning and memory
...he mice were impaired during fear conditioning and memory
exercises. "We were hoping to find a mechanism that cells use to make short term changes in nerve cell communication permanent, but we were surprised that losing -adducin made such a big change in both the nerve cell communication and in behavioral m...
Drugs used to treat Alzheimer's in nursing homes are worsening sufferers' illness
...ning in the condition with marked deterioration of memory
and other higher brain functions (cognitive decline). This is particularly significant as quetiapine had been regarded as one of the safer of the antipsychotic drugs available, say the authors. The study looked at 93 patients with dementia acro...
Impact of scientific advances on drug studies and membrane research to be explored
...s given by C.M. Hudspeth and his wife, Demaris, in memory
of her parents, Albert and Demaris De Lange....
Alcohol's damaging effects on adolescent brain function
... to substance-abuse disorders." Alcohol-induced memory
impairments, such as "blackouts," are particularly common among young drinkers and may be at least in part due to disrupted neural plasticity in the hippocampus, which is centrally involved in the formation of autobiographical memories. The sympos...
Murder, eyewitness identification and the limits of human vision
... "Misidentifications can occur, and the quality of memory
is limited by the distance at which a witness sees...hich specifies mathematically the relation between memory
quality and distance, results in our being able to present intuitive information to a jury, which ca...
Nonhuman primate males more susceptible to age-related cognitive decline than females
...therapies to help humans guard against age-related memory
loss. By observing that older male nonhuman prima...ge-related cognitive decline. "Given that spatial memory
is sensitive to sex differences in humans and in nonhuman primates, we decided to focus our study on...
UT Southwestern doctors track Oklahoma Alzheimer's patients via telemedicine
...patterns of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of memory
loss in American Indian populations. In one of the...r to diagnose any new cases of Alzheimer's-related memory
loss or other types of dementia within the Choctaw community. Dr. Weiner first used the satellite li...
Contrary to previous findings, smoking is detrimental to patients with Alzheimer's
...ion while worsening the other." Starting with mild memory
problems and ending with severe brain damage, Alzheimer's usually begins after the age of 60, the risk increasing with age. If no effective therapies are developed, by 2050 it is estimated that 13 million Americans will have the disease. In the Unite...
UCLA brain scientists crack mystery of how alcohol causes intoxication
...th one another, coordination, grogginess, impaired memory
and loss of inhibitions associated with drunkenness. Yet researchers have been unable to pinpoint how alcohol causes this disruption in the brain. FINDINGS: Now scientists at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA have deciphered how a natura...
Effects of autism reach beyond language, new research suggests
...ree tests each. The first test assessed short-term memory
students listened as the researchers read strings...apes in the grid. Students performed better on the memory
test one to two days prior to the exam, when their stress levels were presumably at their peak, and ...
No magic pill for treating dementia symptoms
...imer's disease and other forms of dementia involve memory
deficits, other symptoms, including agitation, aggression, delusions, hallucinations, repetitive vocalizations and wandering have been observed in 60 percent to 98 percent of patients. "Dementia-related behaviors are very distressing to both caregiv...
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