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Article ID: 701094

Meditation and music may improve memory of those at-risk for Alzheimer’s Disease

West Virginia University

Kim Innes, an epidemiology professor from the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her team are studying the potential benefits of a simple meditation or music listening practice for improving memory and cognitive functioning, as well as mood, sleep and quality of life in adults with subjective cognitive decline, or SCD.

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26-Sep-2018 8:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700998

Researchers identify marker in brain associated with aggression in children

University of Iowa

A University of Iowa-led research team has identified a brain-wave marker associated with aggression in young children. The finding could lead to earlier identification of toddlers with aggressive tendencies before the behavior becomes more ingrained in adolescence. Results published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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24-Sep-2018 12:15 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701047

UCI Researchers Identify New Cause of Brain Bleeds

University of California, Irvine

A team of researchers including UCI project scientist Rachita Sumbria, PhD and UCI neurologist Mark J. Fisher, MD have provided, for the first time, evidence that blood deposits in the brain may not require a blood vessel tear.

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25-Sep-2018 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 701042

Press Briefing on Recent Clinical and Preclinical Advances in Focused Ultrasound

Focused Ultrasound Foundation

A briefing featuring key data presented at the 6th International Symposium on Focused Ultrasound. Researchers and clinicians will highlight breakthrough advances in the use of focused ultrasound in cancer immunotherapy and for opening the blood-brain barrier (BBB).

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25-Sep-2018 8:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 701018

Now You Just Need to Remember to Exercise!

University of California, Irvine

People who include a little yoga or tai chi in their day may be more likely to remember where they put their keys. Researchers at the University of California, Irvine and Japan’s University of Tsukuba found that even very light workouts can increase the connectivity between parts of the brain responsible for memory formation and storage.

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24-Sep-2018 3:50 PM EDT
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    24-Sep-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700948

Overlooked Signal in MRI Scans Reflects Amount, Kind of Brain Cells

Washington University in St. Louis

A six-minute MRI scan gives enough data for researchers to study how the brain develops, or to detect the loss of brain cells due to injury or illness.

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21-Sep-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700952

Study suggests maintaining good vision may stave off cognitive decline

NIH, National Eye Institute (NEI)

During aging, loss of vision and cognition often coincide. In a new study, researchers funded by the National Eye Institute (NEI) and National Institute on Aging (NIA) have found that vision loss precedes loss of mental capacity. The findings suggest that maintaining eye health could help protect cognition in older adults.

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24-Sep-2018 1:00 PM EDT

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