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Pumping Neurons: Exercise to maintain a healthy brain
The evidence is growing that moderate regular exercise boosts memory and other brain functions and may help prevent age-related declines.
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How Parkinsonís disease affects the mind

It’s not just a movement disorder. Besides causing tremors and other motion-related symptoms, Parkinson’s disease affects memory, learning, and behavior.

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Creative healing: art therapy for Alzheimer's disease and other dementias
As medical science races to cure dementia, storytelling and other creative activities promise a better quality of life for the millions already diagnosed.
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Pilot Study
 

A pilot study is a small-scale, preliminary research study. For example, researchers who have discovered a new drug may first test its safety and effectiveness in a pilot study including a few dozen subjects. These individuals will be monitored closely to see if there are signs that the drug is working as anticipated and that any side effects are kept to an acceptable minimum. If pilot studies are successful, the drug must then be tested in larger-scale clinical trials and then reviewed by the FDA before it can be marketed in the US.

by Catherine E. Myers. Copyright © 2006 Memory Loss and the Brain