A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
A mouse study finds that when blood platelets are activated during exercise, they release factors that increase the number of newborn neurons in the hippocampus.
A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise
A New Role for Platelets: Boosting Neurogenesis After Exercise

A mouse study finds that when blood platelets are activated during exercise, they release factors that increase the number of newborn neurons in the hippocampus.

A mouse study finds that when blood platelets are activated during exercise, they release factors that increase the number of newborn neurons in the hippocampus.

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<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018<em>The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
The Scientist’s Most Stunning Infographics of 2018
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2018
From cellular self-digestion to the effects of exercise on the brain, our features editor picks her favorite art custom-made for the magazine.
Researchers Identify Irisin&rsquo;s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Researchers Identify Irisin’s Receptor in Bone and Fat
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
They hope to develop the “exercise hormone” into therapeutics that harness the benefits of exercise for people unable to do so.
Infographic: Exercise&rsquo;s Effects on the Brain
Infographic: Exercise’s Effects on the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
Identifying the molecular interactions that occur all over the body during exercise could reveal how it affects learning and memory.
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
How Exercise Reprograms the Brain
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2018
As researchers unravel the molecular machinery that links exercise and cognition, working out is emerging as a promising neurotherapy.
Exercise&rsquo;s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Ruth Williams | Sep 6, 2018
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less
Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2018
Directly activating a heat sensor also sensitive to capsaicin in chili peppers in the hypothalamus had the same effect as exercise.
How Exercise Might Fight Cancer
How Exercise Might Fight Cancer
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2017
Epinephrine’s activation of the signaling pathway Hippo is responsible for the in vitro tumor-fighting effects of serum from women who worked out.
Rats that Run Have Better Memory
Rats that Run Have Better Memory
Jef Akst | Aug 14, 2017
Male rodents given access to a running wheel early in life show increased neural activity and improved memory as adults.
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Jef Akst | Nov 14, 2016
Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.