Tag Archives: memory

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

Alzheimer’s plaque

Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques – structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients. If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two ...

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Study finds cocoa reverses memory loss

raw cocoa

A tasty drink may give a typical 60-year-old the memory as of a person 20 to 30 years younger. A US study has revealed that cocoa contains bioactive ingredients that reverse age-related memory decline. Scientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) published the results of a dietary experiment, based on ...

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False memories planted in brains of mice

mouse maze

Scientists have implanted a false memory in the brains of mice in an experiment that they hope will shed light on the well-documented phenomenon whereby people “remember” events or experiences that have never happened. False memories are a major problem with witness statements in courts of law. Defendants have often been convicted ...

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5D nano-glass can preserve data for millions of years

Superman memory crystal 5d

A research group in Britain has recorded data into a crystal of nanostructured glass. This future storage with practically unlimited lifetime and capacity exceeding Blu-Ray’s by 2,800 times might save civilization’s data for aliens if humankind is gone. A group of scientists from University of Southampton has developed a ‘five-dimensional’ ...

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Data that lasts forever is now possible

Quartz data plate

A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi’s new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions ...

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Hacking the human brain now a reality

emotiv-brain-control hacked

With a chilling hint of the not-so-distant future, researchers at the Usenix Security conference have demonstrated a zero-day vulnerabilityin your brain. Using a commercial off-the-shelf brain-computer interface, the researchers have shown that it’s possible to hack your brain, forcing you to reveal information that you’d rather keep secret. As we’ve ...

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Alzheimer’s is really just ‘type-3′ diabetes, new research shows

alzheimer's disease

Emerging research on the widespread degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer’s suggests that this prevalent form of dementia is actually a type of diabetes. Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, a recent study out of Rhode Island Hospital (RIH) confirms that Alzheimer’s is marked by brain insulin resistance and corresponding inflammation, a ...

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