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Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

Using electricity to precisely stimulate the brain can boost people’s working memory, a study suggests. The team at Boston University, in the US, gave people in their sixties and seventies the working memory of someone in their twenties. The effect lasted at least 50 minutes after the stimulation stopped. But larger studies are now needed… Read More »

Medical News Today: Raising histamine levels boosts long-term memory

According to a fascinating new study, taking a drug that increases histamine levels in the brain could improve performance in long-term memory tests. Histamine granules within a mast cell. Histamine carries out multiple roles in the body. Perhaps most famous for its role in the immune system, histamine also helps regulate gut function and acts… Read More »

Medical News Today: Dementia: Gene study boosts search for treatment

For the first time, researchers have identified two clusters of genes that appear to generate the neurological hallmarks of dementia. The discovery provides a new path toward drug discovery. Understanding the genetic mechanisms behind Alzheimer’s moves us ever closer to an effective treatment. Dementia is a growing concern throughout the Western world and beyond. According… Read More »