Teen binge drinking has 'long-lasting' impact on memory, learning skills

A team of researchers has found that repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory.

Challenging work tasks sharpen brain

If your job requires more speaking, developing strategies, conflict resolution and managerial tasks, you may be better protected against memory and thinking decline in old age than your co-workers, says a study.

Alcohol has lasting impact on memory in teenagers

Drinking alcohol heavily during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in parts of the brain that control learning and memory, says a study.

Extra sleep may help restore memory

An extra three to four hours of sleep daily over as little as two days has been found to restore memories in fruit flies with Alzheimer's-like condition.

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions

Cancer diagnosis affects cognitive functions among patients even before the initiation of chemotherapy, finds a new study.

Squirming actually helps hyperactive kids learn

Think twice before you slam a child with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to sit still and concentrate. 

Sleep disturbance can hamper your kid's memory

Children with sleep problems may find it harder to learn and remember new lessons, says a new research.

This protein helps improve learning and memory

 A new research has suggested that running and memorizing are not two different skills and has discovered that physical and mental activities rely on a single metabolic protein that controls the flow of blood and nutrients throughout the body.

Arts and craft activities may help preserve memory

People who participate in arts and craft activities and socialise in middle and old age may delay the development of thinking and memory problems that often lead to dementia in very old age, according to a new study.

Using your iPhone in front of the TV is bad for your brain

A new study has revealed that using multiple gadgets at the same time is bad for your brain and can even lower your IQ.

Novel treatment for dementia shows promise

In a ray of hope for people suffering from dementia, researchers -- led by one of Indian origin -- have found that stimulating the brain though minute amounts of electricity enhances the growth of new brain cells and improves short and long-term memory.

Cancer drug restores memory in Alzheimer's mice

 An experimental cancer drug has successfully restored memory and connections between brain cells in mice with Alzheimer's, Yale scientists say.

Mice study shows cancer drug may help restore memory in Alzheimer's patients

In a new study, scientists tested cancer drug on Alzheimer's mice and found that it restored their memory.

Multi-tasking could damage your brain: Study

Multi-tasking can hamper your performance and may even damage your brain, claim researchers from Stanford University.

Shock treatment may cure depression

 For people suffering from major depression who do not respond to conventional medications, shock treatment can provide an effective alternative, confirm researchers, including one of Indian origin.

Here's how classical music improves brain functions
Here's how classical music improves brain functions

A new study has revealed that listening to classical music modulates genes that are responsible for brain functions.

Music may activate genes for learning, memory

Playing music by professional musicians can enhance the activity of genes involved in motor functions learning and memory, a new study has found.

New method developed to track early signs of Alzheimer's

 Researchers have validated the first standardized protocol for measuring one of the earliest signs of Alzheimer's disease.

Now, active artificial hand with muscles made from smart shape-memory wires

Researchers have recently developed an artificial hand that was able to respond sensitively because of the muscles made from smart shape-memory metal wires.

Elephants can remember - better than dogs

 Elephants are better than dogs at identifying explosives by smell and are also superior at remembering their training than trained canines, researchers have found.