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Researching the Brain, Seeking Cures

Alzheimer's researchers at Washington University in St. Louis believe a certain gene mutation causes energy shortages in immune cells that protect the brain.
A 29-year study of homogenous population in San Diego, Calif., shows moderate drinking did not impair cognitive health in older adults.
A new study by Boston University researchers suggests a progressive, degenerative brain disease may be more common in football players than previously thought.
Your smartphone reduces brain power when it's within reach — even if it’s off, according to a new study at the University of Texas at Austin.

Many cognitive processes, such as decision-making, take place within seconds or minutes. Neuroscientists have longed to capture neuron activity during such tasks, but that dream has remained elusive — until now.

Prolonged rest is not ideal when it comes to treating concussion, and in fact, those who are active faster, appear to get better faster.
New research from the University at Buffalo that explored the potential side effects of Ritalin on those without ADHD showed changes in brain chemistry associated with risk-taking behavior, sleep disruption and other undesirable effects.
Boston University researchers found that people over age 65 who consistently sleep more than nine hours every night had twice the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease within the next 10 years.
Boston University researchers have found that people who drink sugary beverages frequently are more likely to have poorer memory, smaller overall brain volume, and a significantly smaller hippocampus—an area of the brain important for learning and memory.