Sleepy College Students Stressed by Jobs

College students are typically more sleep deprived than the rest of us and often ignore the health benefits of adequate slumber, said a researcher who studies the topic.

– University of Alabama|20-Aug-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Investigational Therapy Focuses on Slowing Progression in Mild to Moderate Alzheimer’s

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Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease currently have no treatment options to slow brain cell deterioration. Researchers at Houston Methodist’s Nantz National Alzheimer Center are studying an investigational drug that proposes to do just that.

– Houston Methodist|20-Aug-2014 9:30 AM EDT

Second Dangerously High Air Quality Mold Alert Called for the 2014 Allergy Reporting Season

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Midwesterners with allergies will be feeling low due to the unusually high allergen counts. A dangerous air quality alert was called today due to the extremely high count for mold detected in the Gottlieb Allergy Count.

– Loyola University Health System|20-Aug-2014 9:15 AM EDT

American Medical Group Association's 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey Reports Improved Financial Performance, Average Increase in Physician Compensation at 2.9 Percent

The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) today announced findings from its 2014 Medical Group Compensation and Financial Survey, conducted by the national consulting firm of Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc.

– American Medical Group Association (AMGA)|20-Aug-2014 9:15 AM EDT

Growing Up Poor Affects Adults' Sense of Control, Impulsiveness When Faced with Economic Uncertainty

Growing up poor can influence people's sense of control and in turn may lead them to more impulsive decision-making and quickly give up on challenging tasks in uncertain situations, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association.

– American Psychological Association (APA)|20-Aug-2014 9:00 AM EDT

The Internet Was Delivered to the Masses; Parallel Computing Is Not Far Behind

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The groundwork for Virginia Tech’s Wu Feng’s big data research in a “cloud” began in the mid-2000s with a multi-institutional effort to identify missing gene annotations in genomes. Today, this work is being formalized and extended as part of an National Science Foundation/Microsoft Computing in the Cloud grant that seeks to commoditize biocomputing in the cloud.

– Virginia Tech|20-Aug-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Targeted Brain Training May Help You Multitask Better

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training

– Universite de Montreal|20-Aug-2014 6:05 AM EDT

New Research Helps Explain Why Elderly Are Prone to Sleep Problems

Reported online today in the journal Brain, findings from researchers at the University of Toronto and Harvard University show that a group of inhibitory neurons, whose loss leads to sleep disruption in experimental animals, are substantially diminished among the elderly and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

– University of Toronto|20-Aug-2014 3:05 AM EDT
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