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The Neurologists Who Fought Alzheimer’s By Studying Nuns’ Brains

by Natalie Zarrelli for Atlas Obscura: The 30-year partnership between convents and brain researchers has been unexpectedly rewarding. In Mankato, Minnesota, in 1991, David Snowden sat across from an 100-year-old nun named Sister Mary, administering a test. He asked her……

by Natalie Zarrelli for Atlas Obscura: The 30-year partnership between convents and brain researchers has been unexpectedly rewarding. In Mankato, Minnesota, in 1991, David Snowden sat across from an 100-year-old nun named Sister Mary, administering a test. He asked her……

How Fear is Processed in the Brain

BrainHealth’s Dr. John Hart and Dr. Bambi DeLaRosa explain their recent study on how the brain processes fear….

BrainHealth’s Dr. John Hart and Dr. Bambi DeLaRosa explain their recent study on how the brain processes fear….

"World AIDS Day"

Dr. Rodgers describes the AIDS epidemic and Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about who should get tested….

Dr. Rodgers describes the AIDS epidemic and Dr. Anthony Fauci talks about who should get tested….

The genetic link between Alzheimer’s & heart disease

by Julie Corless for Harvard Health: Alzheimer’s disease often strikes fear in people’s hearts because it gradually erodes a person’s ability to remember, think, and learn. There is no cure, and available treatments alleviate symptoms only temporarily. An estimated 5.3 million Americans……

by Julie Corless for Harvard Health: Alzheimer’s disease often strikes fear in people’s hearts because it gradually erodes a person’s ability to remember, think, and learn. There is no cure, and available treatments alleviate symptoms only temporarily. An estimated 5.3 million Americans……

How do bacteria in your gut influence your emotions?

Dr. John Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert at the University College of Cork in Ireland, will speak on the brain and gut connection on Feb. 23 at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. It’s the final lecture of “The Brain: An Owner’s Guide” series….

Dr. John Cryan, a neuropharmacologist and microbiome expert at the University College of Cork in Ireland, will speak on the brain and gut connection on Feb. 23 at the Center for BrainHealth at the University of Texas at Dallas. It’s the final lecture of “The Brain: An Owner’s Guide” series….

Under new CEO, Lumosity to expand brain training platform with focus on applied skills and broader social, wellness factors

lumosityLumosity’s Stumble Reveals How We Think About Thinking (BuzzFeed News):

“The ads were pervasive, popping up on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Google searches. And they were persuasive: Playing Lumosity games would do your brain good…But these claims sounded a little too rosy to the Federal Trade Commission, which cited these and other ads in alleging that Lumos Labs, the maker of Lumosity, preyed on people’s fears with non-scientifically validated claims. Earlier this year, the company settled the charges by paying $2 million into a fund for refunds, though it’s by no means going away or giving up — it has a new CEO at the helm and a plan to create new games and bring on more custo…

lumosityLumosity’s Stumble Reveals How We Think About Thinking (BuzzFeed News):

“The ads were pervasive, popping up on CNN, Fox News, NPR, and Google searches. And they were persuasive: Playing Lumosity games would do your brain good…But these claims sounded a little too rosy to the Federal Trade Commission, which cited these and other ads in alleging that Lumos Labs, the maker of Lumosity, preyed on people’s fears with non-scientifically validated claims. Earlier this year, the company settled the charges by paying $2 million into a fund for refunds, though it’s by no means going away or giving up — it has a new CEO at the helm and a plan to create new games and bring on more custo…

A New Year’s Resolution I Can Stick To

Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Susan Yanovski give tips for sticking to a New Year’s resolution to get physically fit and eat healthy….

Dr. Rodgers and Dr. Susan Yanovski give tips for sticking to a New Year’s resolution to get physically fit and eat healthy….

Enhancing sleep after brain injury reduces brain damage and cognitive decline

Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study in rats published March 23 in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers at University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after head trauma minimized damage to axons—the thin extensions that nerve cells

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Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study in rats published March 23 in The Journal of Neuroscience. Researchers at University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after head trauma minimized damage to axons—the thin extensions that nerve cells

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