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discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.
The loss of the REST protein from neurons appears to be an important early event in neurodegenerative disease. Researchers now are looking for ways to restore it in the elderly.
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
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.
Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.
published in the past few years suggests that longer years of formal study can
strengthen the brain, making it more resistant to the ravages of old age—and
perhaps mitigating the damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury.