Apr 15, 2015

Report urges ways to stay sharp as our brains age

The brain ages just like the rest of a body, says a new report that urges seniors to take steps to keep sharp. The prestigious Institute of Medicine examined what scientists know about “cognitive aging,” changes in mental functioning as we get older. This ...

Mar 25, 2015

Alzheimer's debate revived as Biogen's drug trial advances

Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo Clinic may revive a long-running debate over whether the drug industry is focusing on the right target in developing therapies to treat the disease. The ...

Jul 26, 2013

Mice are given false memories

Sometime soon, a lab mouse could wake up thinking he had snuggled up to a girl mouse the night before. But he did not. The memory is fake. Japanese and American scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have successfully implanted a false memory ...

Jul 16, 2013

U.S. regulators OK first brain-wave test for ADHD

U.S. regulators Monday approved the first brain-wave test for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, saying it may improve the accuracy of diagnoses by experts. Cases of ADHD are on the rise in the U.S., as are the number of prescriptions for stimulants doled out to ...