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No Statins Before Heart Surgery, Study Suggests

Source: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20160504/no-statins-before-heart-surgery-study-suggests?src=RSS_PUBLIC

They don’t prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Source: http://www.webmd.com/cholesterol-management/news/20160504/no-statins-before-heart-surgery-study-suggests?src=RSS_PUBLIC

They don’t prevent complications and may cause kidney damage, researchers report

Could Bacteria Help Slow Zika's Spread?

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160504/bacteria-experiment-may-point-way-to-slow-zikas-spread?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

Source: http://www.webmd.com/news/20160504/bacteria-experiment-may-point-way-to-slow-zikas-spread?src=RSS_PUBLIC

Infecting mosquitoes led to lower, inactive levels of virus in their bodies, saliva

The Clinical Trials Advisory Panel: A good start for a clinical trial

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/05/clinical-trials-advisory-panel-good-start-clinical-trial

Large-scale clinical trials are expensive. They require a lot of time and money on the part of the investigators. So does preparing an NIH application for a clinical trial. One way you can save time and money at the beginning of the process is to submit a concept proposal for your trial to NIA’s Clinical Trials Advisory Panel (CTAP)….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/05/clinical-trials-advisory-panel-good-start-clinical-trial

Large-scale clinical trials are expensive. They require a lot of time and money on the part of the investigators. So does preparing an NIH application for a clinical trial. One way you can save time and money at the beginning of the process is to submit a concept proposal for your trial to NIA’s Clinical Trials Advisory Panel (CTAP)….

Aging Parents Who Won’t Talk About Finances

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/helpful-thinking/aging-parents-who-wont-talk-about-finances

by Carolyn Rosenblatt for Forbes: Most of us have tried to have conversations about finances with aging parents. Some stubborn parents just won’t do it. No matter what their adult children say, they put it off, change the subject or……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/helpful-thinking/aging-parents-who-wont-talk-about-finances

by Carolyn Rosenblatt for Forbes: Most of us have tried to have conversations about finances with aging parents. Some stubborn parents just won’t do it. No matter what their adult children say, they put it off, change the subject or……

HRT and women’s brain health

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/hrt-and-womens-brain-health

by Edward Orbitz for The Sacramento Bee: Research on rhesus monkeys at UC Davis suggests estrogen therapy may benefit post-menopausal women’s brain health, but the therapy remains controversial because of increased risks for cancer, blood clots and stroke. The preliminary……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/hrt-and-womens-brain-health

by Edward Orbitz for The Sacramento Bee: Research on rhesus monkeys at UC Davis suggests estrogen therapy may benefit post-menopausal women’s brain health, but the therapy remains controversial because of increased risks for cancer, blood clots and stroke. The preliminary……

NIA partnerships expand funding for research

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/04/nia-partnerships-expand-funding-research

I want to share with you part of a recent discussion I had with the Friends of the NIA about the importance of public-private partnerships in aging research….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/04/nia-partnerships-expand-funding-research

I want to share with you part of a recent discussion I had with the Friends of the NIA about the importance of public-private partnerships in aging research….

Top 15 Omega-3 Rich Foods for Brain Health

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/great-minds-think-alike/top-15-omega-3-rich-foods-for-brain-health

by Susan Kaboly for  Examiner: The Brain Health Fair presented by the American Academy of Neurology recently offered up its brightest doctors for sit-in seminars and newest information on brain health and common health issues at the Vancouver Convention Centre. One……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/great-minds-think-alike/top-15-omega-3-rich-foods-for-brain-health

by Susan Kaboly for  Examiner: The Brain Health Fair presented by the American Academy of Neurology recently offered up its brightest doctors for sit-in seminars and newest information on brain health and common health issues at the Vancouver Convention Centre. One……

FDA clears use of online cognitive/ behavioral assessment to inform ADHD diagnosis

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/03/fda-clears-use-of-online-cognitive-behavioral-assessment-to-inform-adhd-diagnosis/

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— Previous test (QbTest), which required use of two peripheral devices, a small button and a camera.

Qbtech receives FDA clearance for online test that assesses ADHD (MobiHealth News):

“Sweden-based Qbtech has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for an online tool, called QbCheck, that offers clinical decision-making support for diagnosing and treating children with ADHD…The test lasts between 15 to 20 minutes and specifically measures hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. QbCheck tests a combination of sustained attention an…

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/05/03/fda-clears-use-of-online-cognitive-behavioral-assessment-to-inform-adhd-diagnosis/

media_QbTest-adult

— Previous test (QbTest), which required use of two peripheral devices, a small button and a camera.

Qbtech receives FDA clearance for online test that assesses ADHD (MobiHealth News):

“Sweden-based Qbtech has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for an online tool, called QbCheck, that offers clinical decision-making support for diagnosing and treating children with ADHD…The test lasts between 15 to 20 minutes and specifically measures hyperactivity, impulsivity, and inattention. QbCheck tests a combination of sustained attention an…

R01 teams and grantee age trends in grant funding

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/04/r01-teams-and-grantee-age-trends-grant-funding

The average age of first-time R01 funded investigators who have PhDs remains 42 even after seven years of policies at NIH to increase the numbers of new and early-stage investigators.  And, over the same interval, age has continued to increase for first-time R01-funded MDs and MD-PhDs, despite the policies we have in place. What is going on?…

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/04/r01-teams-and-grantee-age-trends-grant-funding

The average age of first-time R01 funded investigators who have PhDs remains 42 even after seven years of policies at NIH to increase the numbers of new and early-stage investigators.  And, over the same interval, age has continued to increase for first-time R01-funded MDs and MD-PhDs, despite the policies we have in place. What is going on?…

Worsening Depression Linked to Greater Risk Of Developing Dementia

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/worsening-depression-linked-to-greater-risk-of-developing-dementia

by BBC News: Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said. Other patterns of symptoms, such as chronic depression, appear not to be linked, a study found. Dutch……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-about-it/worsening-depression-linked-to-greater-risk-of-developing-dementia

by BBC News: Symptoms of depression that steadily increase over time in older age could indicate early signs of dementia, scientists have said. Other patterns of symptoms, such as chronic depression, appear not to be linked, a study found. Dutch……

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