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Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
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’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically

Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.

Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.

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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.
Exercise Boosts Telomere Transcription
Exercise Boosts Telomere Transcription
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 27, 2016
Endurance exercise and metabolism are linked to transcriptional activation of human telomeres, researchers propose.
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory
Ruth Williams | Jun 23, 2016
Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.
 
Running from Cancer?
Running from Cancer?
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2016
At the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, researchers review the evidence that exercise has antitumor benefits.
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2015
Leptin, the satiety hormone produced by fat, affects neuronal signaling in the mouse brain; interference with this pathway can influence the rewarding effects of running in the animals.
Irisin Redeemed
Irisin Redeemed
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.