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Coffee combo may fight Parkinson’s disease

In the study, researchers discovered a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia—two progressive...

Neck scan could predict your risk of cognitive decline

In a new study, researchers found that a five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could predict cognitive decline ten years...

Scientists find our brain has two clocks to predict the future

That moment when you step on the gas pedal a split second before the light changes, or when you tap your toes even before...

Stanford scientists discover why chemotherapy could harm the brain

More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a...

Scientists solve 125-year-old mystery in epilepsy treatment

Scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have solved a 125-year-old mystery of the brain, and, in the process, uncovered a potential treatment...
Your brain structure may predict diet success

Your brain structure may predict diet success

Differences in the structure of the prefrontal cortex predict an individual's ability to make healthier food choices, according to a new analysis of previous...

MRI scans may provide a way to predict your dementia risk

MRI brain scans may one day be able to gauge your risk of dementia as early as 2.6 years before memory loss is detectable,...

Bigger brains are smarter, but not by much

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a...

How to keep aging brain healthy – lessons from genes

Do any genes protect against Alzheimer's disease? And do any predispose a person to its ravages? The answer is yes to both, according to work...

Activity, not rest, could boost recovery after brain injury

When recovering from a brain injury, getting back in the swing of things may be more effective than a prolonged period of rest, according...

Scientists cool ‘brains on fire’ to treat Parkinson’s

A promising new therapy to stop Parkinson's disease in its tracks has been developed at The University of Queensland. UQ Faculty of Medicine researcher Associate...

Would you zap your brain to improve your memory?

Using a few wires and sponges, in ordinary homes around the world, people are trying to hack their own minds. A 2002 study found a...
Artificial Intelligence will match human intelligence by 2062

Artificial Intelligence will match human intelligence by 2062

The idea that Artificial Intelligence will learn unique human traits like adaptability, creativity and emotional intelligence is something that many in society consider to...
Yes, your pet can tell time

Yes, your pet can tell time

Are you taking your time when feeding your pet? Fluffy and Fido are on to you — and they can tell when you are dawdling. A...

Brain wave device could improve your memory function

The entrainment of theta brain waves with a commercially available device not only enhances theta wave activity, but also boosts memory performance. That's according to...

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A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

A new way to activate stem cells to make hair grow

UCLA researchers have discovered a new way to activate the stem cells in the hair follicle to make hair grow. The research, led by scientists...
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If you’re not an athlete or serious exerciser — and want to work out for your health or to fit in your clothes better...
11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
8 common complications of high blood pressure

8 common complications of high blood pressure

Because high blood pressure diagnosis is based on blood pressure readings, this condition can go undetected for years, as symptoms do not usually appear...
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8 ways to lose belly fat and have a healthier life

Maintaining a trim midsection does more than make you look great—it can help you live longer. Larger waistlines are linked to a higher risk of...