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  • Tracking the impact of early abuse and neglect
    on January 17, 2018 at 3:23 am

    Maltreatment experienced before age 5 can have negative effects that continue to be seen nearly three decades later, according to a new study. […]

  • Can training improve memory, thinking abilities in older adults with cognitive impairment?
    on January 16, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    A new, first-of-its-kind study was designed to assess whether cognitive training, a medication-free treatment, could improve MCI. Studies show that activities that stimulate your brain, such as cognitive training, can protect against a decline in your mental abilities. Even older adults who have MCI can still learn and use new mental skills. […]

  • Memory loss from West Nile virus may be preventable
    on January 16, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus infects the brain. Now, a new study in mice suggests that such ongoing neurological deficits may be due to unresolved inflammation that hinders the brain's ability to repair damaged neurons and grow […]