NBC News (8/22, Lovelace) reports, “A cap embedded with electrodes that deliver small electric zaps to the brain appeared to boost memory in a group of older adults for at least one month, according to a new study” published online Aug. 22 in the journal Nature Neuroscience. CNN (8/22, LaMotte) reports, “Sending electrical currents into two parts of the brain known for storing and recalling information modestly boosted immediate recall of words in people over 65,” with “improvements…most pronounced in people in the study with the poorest memories.” MedPage Today (8/22, George) reports, “Among 150 people ages 65 to 88, investigational transcranial alternating current stimulation for 20 minutes over four consecutive days produced selective boosts in auditory-verbal working memory and long-term memory,” the study revealed. Investigators found that “low-frequency modulation in the parietal cortex improved working memory on days 3 and 4, and at one month after the intervention. High-frequency activity in the prefrontal cortex bettered long-term memory on days 2 to 4 and one month later.” HealthDay (8/22, Mann) reports, “If further research confirms these benefits, the technology could become part of a multi-faceted approach to treating age-related memory loss.” (SOURCE: APA Headlines)