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Scientists learn how young brains form lifelong memories by studying worms’ food choices

Scientists learn how young brains form lifelong memories by studying worms’ food choicesNeuroscientists have found that when young C. elegans worms taste poisonous food, they remember that experience for the rest of their life. Their work is teasing apart the biological mechanisms that drive different types of learning. More »

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Promising class of new cancer drugs causes memory loss in mice

Promising class of new cancer drugs causes memory loss in miceNew research shows that a family of experimental cancer drugs can induce neurological changes in mice. The findings underscore the need for more research to determine whether these compounds can enter the brain, where they potentially might cause side effects such as memory loss. More »

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In the News – The Telegraph – McEwen

‘Senior moments’ could be coming to an end “Professor Bruce McEwen, of The Rockefeller University, New York, said: ‘By examining the neurological changes that occurred after Riluzole treatment, we discovered one way in which the brain’s ability to reorganise itself, … More »

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Acute stress improves working memory, research suggests

Stress is no fun. Chronic stress can ruin your health. But the body’s response to troubling situations is not without benefit. New research shows that after a brief encounter with a stressful scenario, the resulting acute stress actually makes you smarter. Or at least it improves the working memory of rats by ramping up production of neurotransmitters in the prefrontal cortex, a key region of the brain controlling emotion and cognition. More »

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