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|May 20, 2019|
UC Riverside researchers making medical breakthroughs
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Researchers at UC Riverside are making progress in treatment of stroke and improving working memory.
A stroke treatment developed by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside is moving toward clinical trials.
The treatment focuses on neuregulins, a family of naturally occurring proteins that has shown promise for treating stroke, a leading cause of death in the United States and the major cause of long-term disability.
In another breakthrough, a team of psychologists has found strong associations between working memory — a fundamental building block of a functioning mind — and three health-related factors: sleep, age, and depressed mood. The team also reports that each of these factors is associated with different aspects of working memory.
Working memory is the part of short-term memory that temporarily stores and manages information required for cognitive tasks such as learning, reasoning, and comprehension. Working memory is critically involved in many higher cognitive functions, including intelligence, creative problem-solving, language, and action-planning. It plays a major role in how we process, use, and remember information.
Story Date: May 14, 2019