by Kayt Sukel
Reducing fat levels in obese mice through exercise or surgery appears to result in better cognitive performance.By The New York Academy of Sciences
The search for a treatment for Alzheimer's Disease becomes increasingly urgent as global populations grow and age. In this podcast, leading experts from different sections of the research and development pipeline discuss cutting-edge approaches to developing treatments.by Moheb Costandi
Results from programs like Experience Corps suggest that having a goal or purpose helps protect against cognitive decline as we age.by Kayt Sukel
Though many “normal” people—students, lawyers, doctors—are taking drugs that may enhance cognitive function, there is little research into how these drugs affect non-disordered brains. A research review suggests that using cognitive-enhancing drugs may have unintended and quite negative consequences, especially in youngsters.by Kayt Sukel
As the behavioral genetics field grows, we must be cautious not to oversimplify the research, warn experts, particularly in studies linking single genes to certain traits. One of our series of Briefing Papers.by Jim Schnabel
Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.By Christie D. Fowler, Ph.D., Brian Lee, Ph.D., and Paul J. Kenny, Ph.D.
Techniques like optogenetics and DREADDs, which control neuronal activity, are revolutionizing our understanding of the central nervous system. Understanding each technique's advantages and disadvantages, and tailoring their use to best address the specific research question under consideration, is key. One of our series of Reports on Progress.