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  • Low alcohol intake might cleanse the brain, study suggests

    Recent research shows that a drink now and then can help clearing brain waste According to a study conducted by scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in New York City, low amounts of alcohol...

    • Posted February 6, 2018
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  • Brain cancer stem cells could be annihilated by virus infection

    Zika has been found to potentially kill deadly cancer cells New research published in The Journal of Experimental Medicine suggests that the Zika virus can destroy cancer stem cells resistant to traditional treatment. While in infants Zika...

    • Posted September 6, 2017
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  • New study shows nicotine suppresses alcoholic sleepiness

    As nicotine and alcohol use often go hand in hand, new study tries to reveal how cigarettes could help fighting alcohol consumption side-effects Study findings, reported in the Journal of Neurochemistry, show that nicotine acts through the...

    • Posted October 29, 2015
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  • Cocoa and Alzheimer’s prevention

    New study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests that chocolate can help preventing neurogenerative disorders Around 35.6 million people were suffering from Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, and this figure is expected to have doubled by...

    • Posted September 16, 2015
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  • Risk of obesity may be linked to the brain

    Why do some people may have more trouble losing weight than others? As more than one third of Americans are considered to be over-weight, obesity incidence seems to grow higher in western countries. High-calorie diets and unhealthy...

    • Posted September 2, 2015
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  • Cannabis use can be linked to brain structure changes

    Marijuana can change brain structure, but does not shrink the brain, studies suggest Two new studies in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s JAMA Psychiatry assessed brain size and risk of developing schizophrenia among marijuana users....

    • Posted August 28, 2015
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  • Scientists discover place in human brain for memory storage

    Ohio State University researchers point to where the human brain stores the time and place of memories Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences published a study that uncovers brain location for memories time and place. Professor...

    • Posted August 18, 2015
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  • Marker for schizophrenia discovered by researchers

    Changes in the brain occur before disease is diagnosed   Schizophrenia is a serious mental disorder, affecting 1% of the population worldwide. The disease usually develops in the early adult years. Patients have difficulties distinguishing what is...

    • Posted August 14, 2015
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  • Mediterranean diet may preserve brain micro-structure in adults

    A French study associated the Mediterranean diet to preserved brain connectivity extensive area up to a decade later The Mediterranean diet appeared to be related to strong cognitive benefit, researchers said. “This is to our knowledge the...

    • Posted August 10, 2015
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  • Long-term effects of poverty on children’s brain

    Living in poverty can have detrimental consequences on brain development, emotional health and academic achievement Dr. Joan L. Luby, pediatric psychiatrist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, notes that “early childhood interventions to support...

    • Posted July 30, 2015
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