AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Long-Term Stress Erodes Memory

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This is the first study of its kind to link short-term memory and prolonged stress, such as that sustained by bullying victims, soldiers and those with demanding boss. Continued stress can erode memory, and the immune system plays a key role in cognitive impairment. This research with mice could one day lead to the development of treatment for repeated, long-term mental stress. Mice that were repeatedly exposed to an aggressive intruder had a hard time remembering where the escape hole was in a maze they had mastered before the stressful period began. “The stressed mice didn’t recall it. The mice that weren’t stressed, they really remembered it,” Godbout said. To read more, click here

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Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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