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Keeping your synapses sharp: How spermidine reverses age-related memory decline

Synapses, connecting the neurons in our brains, continuously encode new memories, but the ability to form new memories (“learning”) diminishes drastically for many of us as we get older. Keeping your synapses sharp: How spermidine reverses age-related memory decline Source: Medical News Today Updates

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Follow-up of 11 infants with Zika virus identifies neurological impairments

A report on 11 infants in Brazil suggests the term “congenital Zika syndrome” be used to describe such cases because microcephaly (small head circumference) was only one of the clinical signs of… Follow-up of 11 infants with Zika virus identifies neurological impairments Source: Medical News Today Updates

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Respiratory tract bacterium uncovered as trigger for serious nervous system disease

Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is an acute life-threatening disease of the nervous system that leads to sensory disturbances and acute flaccid paralysis. Respiratory tract bacterium uncovered as trigger for serious nervous system disease Source: Medical News Today Updates

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Researchers find a gap in the brain's firewall against Parkinson's disease

In a study in mice, researchers found that they could reduce the progression of the toxic aggregates of a protein known as α-synuclein that are found in the brains of Parkinson’s disease patients. Researchers find a gap in the brain's firewall against Parkinson's disease Source: Medical News Today Updates

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Autism: Disruption of a uniquely human developmental program

Every time a child or adult learns something new, new contacts form between neurons in the brain. This process (synaptogenesis) is especially active in children during the first 10 years of life. Autism: Disruption of a uniquely human developmental program Source: Medical News Today Updates

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