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A Cup of Cocoa a Day May Help Memory in Elderly
Drinking a cup of hot chocolate before bed may stave off memory problems in the elderly, research has suggested.
www.telegraph.co.uk (08/18/2012)

How the Brain Cleans Itself
Fluids coursing through the nervous system could help clear the brain of toxic detritus that leads to Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disorders.
www.nature.com (08/16/2012)

Probing the Youthful Brains of “Super Agers”
A Northwestern University researcher has identified an elite group of elderly people age 80 and older whose memories are as sharp as people 20 to 30 years younger than them.
www.psychcentral.com (08/18/2012)

Retinal Device Restores Sight to Blind Mice
Researchers have developed in mice what they believe might one day become a breakthrough for humans: a retinal prosthesis that could restore sight to those who have lost their vision.
www.health.usnews.com (08/13/2012)

In Epileptic Seizures, Researchers See the Neurology of Consciousness
Yale researchers studying epileptic seizures have shed new light on the neurological origins of consciousness.
www.medicalxpress.com

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