The chemical key to controlling thoughts and memories? It might be molecule called GABA.
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Amnesia is a popular plot device in movies and television, but real-life instances of memory loss are arguably more bizarre than anything seen on the screen.
The levels of magnesium in your blood may be linked to your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from the Netherlands finds.
Country music legend Glen Campbell has died at age 81 following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease, his family announced today.
Strategies aimed at helping people to be healthy could help to decrease the global numbers of dementia cases.
Selenium supplements are taken by people who want to prevent cancer, heart disease, memory loss and diabetes. But does taking selenium work? Here's a look at what the science says.
A new type of 3D computer chip that combines two cutting-edge nanotechnologies could dramatically increase the speed and energy efficiency of processors, a new study finds.
Researchers who study sleep now have a few theories about why we spend one-third of our lives in dreamland.
Adults with ADHD may have an increased risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from Taiwan finds.
The marijuana compound THC may be linked to improved memory during aging, a new study in older mice finds.
Your brain may not be the same age as your body, and an "older" brain may be linked to a person's risk of dying at a younger age, a new study from the United Kingdom finds.
New findings may one day help researchers develop technologies that could aid people with memory loss.
Memory problems and smaller brain volumes are just two things that are more common in people who often drink soda.