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Released: 7-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
Kick Off International Year of Sound with U.S. Opening Ceremony at American Center for Physics on Feb. 13
Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

The International Year of Sound (IYS 2020) is a global initiative to highlight the importance of sound-related sciences and technologies, and the U.S. opening ceremony will be held Thursday, Feb. 13, at the American Center for Physics. Sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America and its Washington, DC Regional Chapter, the ceremony will have presentations about sound-related issues as well as a public showing of a film highlighting how scientists are reducing the impact of noise pollution on the natural world.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 9:45 AM EST
Pneumococcal Vaccines Are Effective – But New Strategies Needed to Reduce Meningitis
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCVs) have been highly effective in reducing pneumonia and other invasive infections caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria. But rates of meningitis have shown little change, as pneumococcal strains not targeted by PCVs emerge as more important causes of meningitis, reports a paper in The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, the official journal of The European Society for Paediatric Infectious Diseases. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

Released: 7-Feb-2020 9:00 AM EST
Vibratory and Auditory Stimulation Improves Sleep in Patients with Insomnia.
Thomas Jefferson University

A vibroacoustic therapeutic intervention shows brain and sleep quality benefits in a clinical trial for patients with insomnia.

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Released: 6-Feb-2020 6:15 PM EST
Collaboration lets researchers ‘read’ proteins for new properties
Washington University in St. Louis

Clumps of proteins inside cells are a common thread in many neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease. These clumps, or solid aggregates of proteins, appear to be the result of an abnormality in the process known as liquid-liquid phase separation (LLPS), in which individual proteins come together to form a liquid-like droplet.

Newswise: UNH Researchers Find Synchronization of Memory Cells Critical For Learning and Forming Memories
Released: 6-Feb-2020 12:15 PM EST
UNH Researchers Find Synchronization of Memory Cells Critical For Learning and Forming Memories
University of New Hampshire

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that the neurons involved in Pavlovian learning shift their behavior and become more synchronized when a memory is being formed – a finding that helps better understand memory mechanisms and provides clues for the development of future therapies for memory-related diseases like dementia, autism and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Released: 6-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
Breathing may change your mind about free will
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Have you ever gone ahead and eaten that piece of chocolate, despite yourself? Do you inadvertently make decisions because you are hungry or cold? In other words, does the brain's processing of internal bodily signals interfere with your ability to act freely? This line of thinking is at the heart of research that questions our ability to act on thoughts of free will.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 10:20 AM EST
Bridging the gap between AI and the clinic (Rapprocher l’Ia de la pratique clinique)
The Neuro - Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Researchers trained machine learning algorithms on data from more than 62,000 patients with a meningioma. Their goal was to find statistical associations between malignancy, survival, and a series of basic clinical variables including tumour size, tumour location, and surgical procedure.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:40 AM EST
Finding Connections at the Surface
Thomas Jefferson University

How and where receptors touch at the surface of a cell may influence the strength of neuronal connections and contribute to identifying better medical interventions for pain, cancer other diseases.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 8:35 AM EST
Want a more elastic brain? Try mixing up your workout
University of South Australia

Looking for an exercise regime that gives both the heart and brain the best workout? A new study from the University of South Australia may have the answer.

Released: 31-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST
People with Cluster Headaches May Miss Twice as Much Work as Those Without
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Cluster headaches are short but extremely painful headaches that can occur many days, or even weeks, in a row. Now a new study has found that people who have this debilitating form of headache may miss twice as many days of work as people without such headaches. The study is published in the February 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.