Today’s Solutions: May 21, 2024

The birth of ‘brain hac

The birth of 'brain hacking': novel prosthetic system helps brain recall specific memories

Neuroscientists at Wake Forest University (WFU) and the University of Southern California (USC) developed a pioneering prosthetic system that investigates the complexities of memory recall. Unlike traditional brain stimulation treatments, this unique approach aims to improve not only overall Read More...

Navigating the neurological la

Navigating the neurological labyrinth: scientists build biggest map of human brain

A new atlas has emerged, revealing unmatched insights into the location, structure, and even function of over 3,000 types of brain cells. This is a big step toward understanding the 170 billion brain cells that control our actions, thoughts, and communication. This astounding breakthrough is a Read More...

alzheimer's disease on MRI

Scientists find out how Alzheimer's affects blood vessels, a breakthrough discovery

Alzheimer’s is one of the diseases that we haven’t quite figured out yet. So far, there aren’t any reliable treatment methods for people who develop it, but scientists are working on preventative measures we can take to stop the condition from taking hold in the first place. What is Read More...

Family completing a jigsaw together while lying on the floor at home

Jigsaw puzzles: A hobby that's great for your brain

In our ever increasing digital society, puzzling is the perfect activity to unplug and improve your mental and physical wellbeing. If you’re looking for some motivation to start a puzzle, whether it’s 20, 250 or 1000 pieces, here are six benefits of doing them. Simultaneous exercise for your Read More...

Nurse dressed in blue scrubs with stethoscope spraying nasal spray

New nasal spray treatment could help prevent Alzheimer’s

According to the World Health Organization, around 55 million people worldwide suffer from dementia. Although there’s currently no cure, researchers are unabatedly looking for treatments that could improve the lives of dementia patients and their care-givers. Working towards that end, researchers Read More...

group of elderly friends play chess

New study confirms brain benefits of regular socialization

Earlier this year, we discussed how socialization can help prevent cognitive decline. Now, additional research from Penn State’s Center for Healthy Aging has further solidified this correlation with evidence that social interactions can immediately impact cognitive health.  Study leader Read More...

a person points to the missing piece in a blue brain puzzle

Researchers develop promising new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

Scientists from the University of Leicester in the UK along with a team from the University of Medical Center Göttingen in Germany and the research charity LifeArc have made exciting progress in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The team developed a new method that could potentially help Read More...

Gut Instincts—Health and the

Gut Instincts—Health and the microbiome

“Our body teaches us that health lies in balance and harmony, rather than in conflict and fighting.” - Ilchi Lee BY Amelia Buckley Whether choosing a sandwich option for lunch or accepting a new job offer, we’re all familiar with gut instincts. Although the term “gut instinct” only Read More...

New research links REM sleep a

New research links REM sleep and dreaming to healthy brain blood flow

Most of our dreaming occurs during REM cycles of our sleep, but there is still some debate in the scientific community surrounding the purpose of dreaming and different sleep cycles. Hoping to shed some light on why we sleep and dream, researchers from the University of Tsukuba decided to look at Read More...

Why you should incorporate fol

Why you should incorporate folate in your diet, even if you're not pregnant

Generally, people don’t start considering the benefits of consuming folate or folic acid until they’re pregnant, but the truth is that folate is an important nutrient for maintaining health at all phases of life. What is folate anyway? There is a common misconception that folate and folic Read More...