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JUDITH & CHARLES – Special Spring Shopping Event

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/better-thinking/judith-charles-special-spring-shopping-event

Fashion retailer Judith & Charles is hosting a spring shopping event at their Sherway location with 15% of sales donated to Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/better-thinking/judith-charles-special-spring-shopping-event

Fashion retailer Judith & Charles is hosting a spring shopping event at their Sherway location with 15% of sales donated to Women’s Brain Health Initiative. Thursday April 21, 2016 6:00 – 8:00 pm Sherway Gardens Mall | 25 The West……

Join NIA at GSA!

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/join-nia-gsa

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the sessions featuring NIA staff, who will be talking about research funded and conducted by NIA, as well as funding opportunities and applying for grants. And we look forward to your visiting the NIA exhibit booth to catch up on research resource information and materials for patients and providers.
Please add these sessions to your schedule:…

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/join-nia-gsa

We’re excited to be attending this meeting because it gives us here at NIA a chance to connect and re-connect with current and potential grantees. We’re hoping to see many of you at the sessions featuring NIA staff, who will be talking about research funded and conducted by NIA, as well as funding opportunities and applying for grants. And we look forward to your visiting the NIA exhibit booth to catch up on research resource information and materials for patients and providers.
Please add these sessions to your schedule:…

The rise and fall and rise of the early-stage investigator – Part 1

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/rise-and-fall-and-rise-early-stage-investigator-part-1

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had volunteered for an NIH committee looking at ways to reduce the average age of investigators funded on R01s. With the help of Rene Etcheberrigaray and Chuck Dumais from the Center for Scientific Review (thanks, guys), I pored over a lot of data on applications from investigators in different cohorts. I found some distinctive cohort patterns when we sorted submissions by years elapsed since the investigators obtained a Ph.D….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2015/11/rise-and-fall-and-rise-early-stage-investigator-part-1

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had volunteered for an NIH committee looking at ways to reduce the average age of investigators funded on R01s. With the help of Rene Etcheberrigaray and Chuck Dumais from the Center for Scientific Review (thanks, guys), I pored over a lot of data on applications from investigators in different cohorts. I found some distinctive cohort patterns when we sorted submissions by years elapsed since the investigators obtained a Ph.D….

Pressure on women to leave workforce could lead to Alzheimer’s

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/pressure-on-women-to-leave-workforce-could-lead-to-alzheimers

by Paul Cullen for The Irish Times: Women may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s as a result of being pushed out of the workforce, according to a leading Irish dementia researcher. The historical pressure on women to……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-twice/pressure-on-women-to-leave-workforce-could-lead-to-alzheimers

by Paul Cullen for The Irish Times: Women may be at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s as a result of being pushed out of the workforce, according to a leading Irish dementia researcher. The historical pressure on women to……

AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly Achieve Alzheimer’s Breakthrough

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/astrazeneca-eli-lilly-achieve-alzheimers-breakthrough

by Aliyah Kaleem for Bidness: AstraZeneca Plc ADR and Eli Lilly may finally be headed towards a long sought success in Alzheimer’s treatment. The drugmakers’ experimental regimen is the first ever BACE inhibitor (AZD3293) meant to treat Alzheimer’s, that has……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/wishful-thinking/astrazeneca-eli-lilly-achieve-alzheimers-breakthrough

by Aliyah Kaleem for Bidness: AstraZeneca Plc ADR and Eli Lilly may finally be headed towards a long sought success in Alzheimer’s treatment. The drugmakers’ experimental regimen is the first ever BACE inhibitor (AZD3293) meant to treat Alzheimer’s, that has……

Drop in body temperature associated with aging linked to Alzheimer’s

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/drop-in-body-temperature-associated-with-aging-linked-to-alzheimers

by Science Daily: The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer’s, suggests a study published in the latest issue of Neurobiology of Aging by Université Laval researchers. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using……

Source: http://womensbrainhealth.org/think-outside-the-box/drop-in-body-temperature-associated-with-aging-linked-to-alzheimers

by Science Daily: The drop in body temperature associated with aging could aggravate the main manifestations of Alzheimer’s, suggests a study published in the latest issue of Neurobiology of Aging by Université Laval researchers. Although the phenomenon was demonstrated using……

Can neurofeedback help treat ADHD?

Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/can-neurofeedback-help-treat-adhd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-neurofeedback-help-treat-adhd

Neurofeedback training is a scientifically proven way of making the brain work better – essentially brain training. While it has various applications, it was approved by the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2012 as a Level 1 “best support” intervention for children suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “We are often looking at frontal and

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Source: http://www.brainhealtheducation.org/can-neurofeedback-help-treat-adhd/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=can-neurofeedback-help-treat-adhd

Neurofeedback training is a scientifically proven way of making the brain work better – essentially brain training. While it has various applications, it was approved by the American Academy of Paediatrics in 2012 as a Level 1 “best support” intervention for children suffering from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). “We are often looking at frontal and

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Data sharing: The name of the game in Alzheimer’s research

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/04/data-sharing-name-game-alzheimers-research

Thousands of gene candidates in the human genome have the potential to play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But you are just one scientist. How can you even start such an enormous task? This quest—one scientist analyzing thousands of gene candidates—can seem overwhelming. I want to share with you two great NIA-funded resources that collect and store biological specimens and data—and are available to you and the wider research community….

Source: http://www.nia.nih.gov/research/blog/2016/04/data-sharing-name-game-alzheimers-research

Thousands of gene candidates in the human genome have the potential to play a role in the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s disease. But you are just one scientist. How can you even start such an enormous task? This quest—one scientist analyzing thousands of gene candidates—can seem overwhelming. I want to share with you two great NIA-funded resources that collect and store biological specimens and data—and are available to you and the wider research community….

Study: Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) beat usual care for chronic back pain

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/07/study-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-beat-usual-care-for-chronic-back-pain/

behavioral healthStudy finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain (NIH release):

“Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to a new study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health…342 participants aged 20 to 70 used one of the two mind and body approaches or sought usual care for one year. At 26 and 52 weeks, participants using MBSR and CBT had greater improvement in function and back pain compared to …

Source: http://sharpbrains.com/blog/2016/04/07/study-mindfulness-based-stress-reduction-mbsr-and-cognitive-behavioral-therapy-cbt-beat-usual-care-for-chronic-back-pain/

behavioral healthStudy finds mindfulness meditation offers relief for low-back pain (NIH release):

“Mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) may prove more effective than usual treatment in alleviating chronic low-back pain, according to a new study funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health…342 participants aged 20 to 70 used one of the two mind and body approaches or sought usual care for one year. At 26 and 52 weeks, participants using MBSR and CBT had greater improvement in function and back pain compared to …