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Chewing "wards off" dementia

Chewing may prevent memory loss as we grow old, scientists have discovered. New memories are briefly stored in area of the brain closely associated with learning called the hippocampus. As we age hippocampal cells start to deteriorate and this leads to a reduction in the power of the short-term memory.[More]

A future where your brain is better

From the odd capsule of fish oil to major brain surgery, the options for boosting our mental capacity are expanding all the time. Do we need to worry about the advent of a brave new world, where everyone is too clever by half? According to the British Medical Association, we must at least start thinking about the ethics of altering the organ which is so central to our being before there is no turning back. [More]