Social isolation increases anxiety and asymmetry in brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

A study in mice conducted by the UAB shows that social isolation worsens the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, with hyperactivity levels reaching up to twice as much as in the pathology itself, and co...

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Potential Down’s syndrome treatment may improve cognition through epigenetic activity in brain

by Centre for Genomic Regulation

Down’s syndrome is one of the most common causes of learning disabilities. Caused by the presence of all or part of a third copy of chromosome 21, it is a genetic disorder with no known cure or trea...

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A new mechanism of toxicity in Alzheimer's disease 
revealed by the 3D structure of Aβ protein assemblies

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Researchers led by Natàlia Carulla find that specific amyloid-beta (Aβ) protein ensembles have the capacity to disrupt the membrane of neurons, causing their death. The results have been publishe...

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Researchers determine that the frontal lobe is capable of differentiating various phases of working memory

by IRB Lleida. Institut de Recerca Biomèdica

The research group Neurocognition, psychobiology of the personality and behavioral genetics determines topographically three phases of working memory according to memory complexity using frontal spect...

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Researchers identify a neural mechanism involved in the creation and consolidation of memories

by Universitat de Barcelona

The memory of specific episodes is the base of autobiographical memory, but we do not know how the brain structures the experience to remember it in the long run.

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Maternal Nut Consumption During Pregnancy Linked to Improvements in Neuropsychological Development in Children

by ISGlobal - Instituto de Salud Global de Barcelona

For the first time links have been observed between a nut-rich maternal diet during the first trimester of pregnancy and better outcomes after birth in cognitive function, attention capacity and long-...

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Sensory Stimuli Improves Brain Damage in Mouse Models of Preterm Birth

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

A research conducted by the INc-UAB shows that the same perinatal brain injury caused by hypoxia and ischemia have differentiated effects on each gender, but can be improved through tactile and propri...

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New therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s

by Universitat de Barcelona

Researchers from the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro) have identified a potential therapeutic strategy to treat Alzheimer’s, according to a study published in Jour...

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New regulator of neuron formation identified

by IRB Barcelona - Instituto de Investigación Biomédica

Researchers at IRB Barcelona reveal that the protein NEK7 is relevant for the correct formation of neurons in the hippocampus, a region of the brain associated with memory. Animals without NEK7 may al...

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Cannabinoids induce memory loss through the decrease in energy of the neurons

by Universidad del País Vasco

It has been known for some time that the extracts of the Cannabis plant, just like synthetic cannabinoids and those produced by the brain itself, join up with type 1 (CB1) cannabinoid receptors locate...

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UAB pioneers study of the memory through optogenetics

by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

A collaboration between the INc-UAB and Harvard University, led by Raül Andero, pioneers the increase of memory using optogenetics in mice in Spain. The study has been done on a group of neurons, Tac...

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The propagation of the activity of the hippocampus, crucial for memory consolidation and other deliberative functions of the brain

by UPF - Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The authors of the study published in Current Biology, using electrophysiological techniques applied to the brains of anaesthetised primates, have confirmed a noticeable increase in the activity of th...

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