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a study from researchers at two U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories traces the molecular connections between genetics, the gut microbiome, and memory in a mouse model bred to resemble the diversity of the human population. The team states one day it may be possible to use probiotics to improve memory in people with learning disabilities and neurodegenerative disorders.

Study finds the microbiota, genetics, and memory are linked.

The gut microbiome is the aggregate genome of the microbiota living in the gastrointestinal tract, implicated in numerous host systemic functions, behaviors, and diseases. Past studies have shown probiotics, ingestible … Continue Reading Study finds the microbiota, genetics, and memory are linked.

Researchers sucessfully make memories stronger and more precise during aging in mice.

It is known that neurons in the central nervous system of higher vertebrates are formed during embryonic development and that neurogenesis does not occur postnatally, except in the hippocampus. Buried … Continue Reading Researchers sucessfully make memories stronger and more precise during aging in mice.

Researchers elevate brain protein to allay symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal model.

Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the degeneration of neurons in the hippocampus and cortex, and the appearance of neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles.  Although the precise cause of Alzheimer’s disease remains … Continue Reading Researchers elevate brain protein to allay symptoms of Alzheimer’s in animal model.

Research refutes famous study, shows neurons created through exercise don’t erase old memories.

Exercise is well-known for its cognitive benefits because it causes neurogenesis, the creation of new neurons, in the hippocampus, which is a key brain region for learning, memory and mood … Continue Reading Research refutes famous study, shows neurons created through exercise don’t erase old memories.

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