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Article ID: 719127

Religion and the Brain – Studies Seek 'Neurobiological Correlates' of Religion and Spirituality

Wolters Kluwer Health

Evidence suggests that religious and spiritual states and behaviors are related to certain structures and processes in the brain, concludes a research review in the September/October issue of Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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17-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719112

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings Wins Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's (ADDF) Prestigious Melvin R. Goodes Prize

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, a world-renowned Alzheimer's researcher and leader in clinical trials, has been named the recipient of the 2019 Melvin R. Goodes Prize for Excellence in Alzheimer's Drug Discovery. The prize, awarded by the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), recognizes leading researchers developing treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias.

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17-Sep-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS

Article ID: 719095

Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS

Penn State College of Medicine

Can a computer be used to explain why an environmental toxin might lead to neurodegenerative disease? According to Penn State College of Medicine researchers, a computer generated-simulation allowed them to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater might cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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17-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer’s
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Article ID: 718949

Exercise could slow withering effects of Alzheimer’s

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Exercising several times a week may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study that scientists say merits further research to establish whether fitness can affect the progression of dementia.

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13-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 719074

Feeling depressed? Mahjong might be the answer

University of Georgia

When it comes to boosting mental health among older Chinese, it might be as simple as a game of mahjong, according to a new study from the University of Georgia.

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17-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke
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Article ID: 718954

Imaging reveals new results from landmark stem cell trial for stroke

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Researchers led by Sean I. Savitz, MD, of UTHealth Houston reported today in the journal Stem Cells that bone marrow cells used to treat ischemic stroke in an expanded Phase I trial were not only safe and feasible, but also resulted in enhanced recovery compared to a matched historical control group.

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16-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Article ID: 719062

Cause of rare, fatal disorder in young children pinpointed

Washington University in St. Louis

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis appear to have solved a decades-long mystery regarding the precise biochemical pathway leading to a fatal genetic disorder in children that results in seizures, developmental regression and death, usually around age 3. Studying a mouse model with the same human illness — called Krabbe disease — the researchers also identified a possible therapeutic strategy.

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16-Sep-2019 5:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718945

Female Athletes Seek Specialty Care for Concussion Later than Males, Potentially Contributing to Longer Recovery

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Female athletes seek specialty medical treatment later than male athletes for sports-related concussions (SRC), and this delay may cause them to experience more symptoms and longer recoveries. The study raises the question of whether, in youth and high school sports, inequities in medical and athletic trainer coverage on the sidelines are contributing to delayed identification and specialized treatment of concussion for female athletes, leading to more symptoms and longer recovery trajectories.

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16-Sep-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719009

New research: More than every second female homicide is committed by the partner

Aarhus University

Out of the 536 women who were killed between 1992-2016 in Denmark, 300 were killed by their partner.

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16-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT

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