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Alzheimer's Risk: Women with Memory Problems Decline Faster Than Men

Posted by External 39 days ago General — Elderly women are more likely than elderly men to develop Alzheimer's disease, even when they are exposed to some of the same risk factors, two new studies find. Read More
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Trans Fat May Impair Memory

Posted by External 73 days ago General — Even as a new rule will force food companies to stop adding trans fat to food, research continues to show the negative effects of trans fat on health. Read More
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Making Sense of Scents: Why Odors Spark Memory (Podcast)

Posted by External 134 days ago General — What makes scent such a powerful tool to "transport" you back in time? Read More
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155 Pi Digits Recited From Memory - How Many Do You Know? | Video

Posted by External 168 days ago General — National Science Foundation (NSF) mathematician Tom Russell recites a long string of the irrational number. Several others at the NSF's Program Staff had a go at the number from memory as well. Read More
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Decreases in short-term memory, IQ, and altered brain metabolic ratios in urban apolipoprotein ?4 children exposed to air pollution

Posted by External 206 days ago General — A new study heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ?4 allele -- the most prevalent genetic risk for Alzheimer’s disease -- upon cognition, olfaction, and metabolic brain indices in healthy urban children and teens. Read More
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Chemical analysis of ancient rocks reveals earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere: Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Posted by External 225 days ago General — Chemical analysis of some of the world's oldest rocks has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the air 4 billion years ago was very similar to that more than a billion years later, when the atmosphere -- though it likely would have been lethal to oxygen-dependent humans -- supported a thriving microbial biosphere that ultimately gave rise to the diversity Read More
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Late-Night Meals May Interfere with Memory, Research Suggests

Posted by External 277 days ago General — The hectic pace of modern life means that people are often eating at odd times of the day and night, and these shifted schedules could be taking a toll on memory, new research suggests. Read More
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Trans Fats May Hurt Memory

Posted by External 281 days ago General — It might be difficult to carefully avoid all of the tasty foods that contain harmful trans fats, but now there's one more reason to try: A new study shows that this type of fat may damage memory in young people. Read More
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