Research Shows New Link Between Brain Protein and Mental Decline

Researchers at Rush University in Chicago recently published some promising information in the journal, Neurology, about a particular protein in your brain. The protein, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), promotes growth and protection of nerve pathways essential to cognition, and promotes persistence of your long-term memory (it gets harder to make …

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Further Mapping of the Brain Sheds Light on How We Recall Memories

As we age, our cognitive functions, such as memory, tend to decline — possibly because the structures in our brain change with aging. In a recent study published in PNAS, neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine uncovered evidence that the brain structure known as the hippocampus…

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