Boosting neuron formation restores memory in mice with Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago have discovered that increasing the production of new neurons in mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) rescues the animals’ memory defects. The study, to be published August 19 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, shows that new neurons can incorporate into the neural circuits that store memories and restore […]

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Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway wins OK to buy 50% Occidental stake

A U.S. energy regulator on Friday gave Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N), the company controlled by billionaire Warren Buffett, permission to buy up to 50% of oil company Occidental Petroleum Corp’s (OXY.N) common stock. Occidental’s share price soared 9.9%, closing up $6.41 at $71.29, after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) said letting Berkshire add to […]

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Final Fantasy series “struggling” to adapt to industry trends, says Yoshi P

Final Fantasy 14 director and producer Naoki Yoshida has stated he believes the game series is “struggling” to adapt to industry trends and meet player expectations. Speaking to Inverse, Yoshida discussed the future of the series. “In terms of whether Final Fantasy is successfully adapting to industry trends, I believe the series is currently struggling,” […]

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Deep brain stimulation to brain area linked to reward and motivation is potential therapy for depression

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) to the superolateral branch of the medial forebrain bundle (MFB), which is linked to reward and motivation, revealed metabolic brain changes over 12 months post-DBS implantation, making it a strong potential therapy for treatment-resistant depression according to researchers at UTHealth Houston. The results of the study, which included 10 patients, were […]

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