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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Brain Research: New treatments for Alzheimer's ♦ Risk-takers are smarter, according to a new study ♦ Reduced blood flow in brain after recovery from concussion

Synapse discovery could lead to new treatments for Alzheimer's disease A team of scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease -- work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible treatments for the degenerative brain condition
Could fish have consciousness? 'Emotional fever' experiment suggests they might Researchers have observed an increase in body temperature of between two and four degrees in zebrafish, when these are subjected to stressful situations. This phenomenon is known as 'emotional fever,' as it is related to what animals feel in the face of an external stimulus
Risk-takers are smarter, according to a new study Do you often take chances and yet still land on your feet? Then you probably have a well-developed brain.
Reduced blood flow seen in brain after clinical recovery of acute concussion Some athletes who experience sports-related concussions have reduced blood flow in parts of their brains even after clinical recovery.The results suggest a role for MRI in determining when to allow concussed athletes to return to competition.

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