NEWS MEDICAL Although it's been clear that seizures are linked to memory loss and other cognitive deficits in patients with Alzheimer's disease, how this happens has been puzzling. In a study published in the journal Nature Medicine, a team of researchers reveals a mechanism that can explain how even relatively infrequent seizures can lead to long-lasting cognitive deficits in animal models. 1 month
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Highly flexible organic flash memory for foldable and disposable electronics
PHYS.ORG A KAIST team reported ultra-flexible organic flash memory that is bendable down to a radius of 300 μm. The memory exhibits a significantly-long projected retention rate with a... 2 weeks
Microbial murder mystery solved
SCIENCE DAILY Their findings reveal that killer cells act methodically, shooting deadly enzymes into bacteria to 'program' a complete internal breakdown and cell death. 1 week
To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
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Memory complaints and cognitive decline: Data from the GuidAge study
SCIENCE DAILY A memory complaint, also called Subjective Cognitive Decline (SCD), is a subjective disorder that appears to be relatively common, especially in elderly persons. The reports of its prevalence... 5 days
Medical News Today: To the brain, sleep deprivation is 'like drinking too much'
MNT Sleep deprivation makes our brain cells 'sluggish,' so memory and perception are impaired, a study shows. Like overdrinking, this can have risky... 2 weeks
Memory: Recognizing images seen briefly ten years previously
SCIENCE DAILY Recalling the names of old classmates 50 years after graduation or of favorite childhood television series illustrates the amazing abilities of human memory. Emotion and repeated exposure are both known to play... 7 days
New insights into why sleep is good for our memory
SCIENCE DAILY Researchers have shed new light on sleep's vital role in helping us make the most of our memory. 4 days
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PHYS.ORG To keep a cell alive, molecular motor proteins constantly transport building blocks and waste across the cell, along its biopolymer network. Because of the high density of these proteins, jamming effects are... 1 day
Blame tired brain cells for mental lapses after poor sleep
SCIENCE DAILY A new study is the first to reveal how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells' ability to communicate with each other, leading to mental lapses that affect memory and... 2 weeks
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Potential mediator for social memory formation
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Reducing the stochasticity of crystal nucleation to enable subnanosecond memory writing
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Medical News Today: Sleep apnea in children impairs memory consolidation
MNT Obstructive sleep apnea is a relatively common condition in children. New research uncovers how it can interfere with memory formation. 1 week
Ultrafast magnetic reversal points the way toward speedy, low-power computer memory
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Medical News Today: Does blood flow from the heart affect memory?
MNT Emerging research shows that reduced blood flow from the heart is tied to poor circulation in the brain's memory 'hub,' where Alzheimer's also originates. 1 week
Does blood flow from the heart affect memory?
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Measuring quantitative effects of methylation on transcription factor-DNA binding affinity
Science Magazine Methylation of CpG (cytosine-phosphate-guanine) dinucleotides is a common epigenetic mark that influences gene expression. The effects of methylation on transcription factor (TF) binding are unknown for most TFs... 22 hours
Study: Aerobic Exercise Increases Brain Size, Improves Neuronal Health
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New research sheds light on negative effects of stress on the brain
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Findings probe cell cooperation, 'en masse' migration
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Researchers find that tiny brain region plays key role in social memory formation
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MRI scans of healthy military recruits reveal sacroiliac joint damage that mimics axial spondyloarthritis
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Passenger pigeon genome shows effects of natural selection in a huge population
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Research examines effects and potential paths toward treatment of military-related brain disorders
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Cognitive behavioral therapy also has long-lasting effect for children, adolescents with OCD
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