Scientists Identify Protein Linking Exercise to Brain Health - A protein that is increased by endurance exercise has been isolated and given to non-exercising mice, in which it turned on genes that promote brain health and encourage the growth of new nerves involved in learning and memory, report scientists from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School. This illustrative image is an MRI scan which shows the location of the hippocampus in the human brain. #neuroscience #science
A National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group has laid out nine research areas the new American federal neuroscience initiative – Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (#BRAIN)
How Does Exercise Help? You expend energy not only physically but mentally. Exercise boosts serotonin, dopamine, norepinephrine and endorphins (all neurotransmitters) in the brain. This helps calm you and improves focus. Another advantage, exercise increases your ability to respond to stress. Brain chemistry studies show how regular physical activity can help grow new nerves in the brain, improving your ability to think, remember and learn.
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