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Study Shows NeuroStar TMS Therapy(R) Improved Key Elements of Cognition in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder

Unlike Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), NeuroStar TMS Therapy Is Not Associated With Memory Loss SAN FRANCISCO, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- New data presented today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in San Francisco demonstrated that NeuroStar(R) Transcranial Magnetic Stimul...

New Study Suggests Beta-Carotene Supplementation May Help Preserve Cognition in Men

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new study conducted by Francine Grodstein, Sc.D., of Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Harvard Medical School , Boston, men who take Beta-Carotene supplements for 15 years or longer may have less cognitive decline. Two groups of ...

Rice U. conference to explore music's role in human cognition and behavior

Rice University's Shepherd School of Music will bring together distinguished scientists, composers and musicians to discuss music's role in human cognition and behavior for the Exploring the Mind Through Music conference March 27-29. Aimed at increasing the dialogue between musicians and scientist...

NASA Conducts Pilot Cognition Studies

CLEVELAND, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA is investigating the best methods for monitoring brain activity as part of a study designed to help airplane pilots realize when they are operating under dangerous levels of stress, fatigue and distraction. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/...

Dana Foundation releases arts and cognition research

Washington, DC, March 4, 2008 Learning, Arts, and the Brain, a study three years in the making, is the result of research by cognitive neuroscientists from seven leading universities in the United States. In the Dana Consortium study, released today at a news conference at the Dana Foundations W...

Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition

In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Ovaries and the estrogen hormone they produce might help protect women from some of the learning and memory issues caused by the active ingredient in marijuana, Louisiana State Univer...

Treating sleep apnea in Alzheimer's patients helps cognition

Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment seems to improve cognitive functioning in patients with Alzheimer's disease who also suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, according to the results of a randomized clinical trial conducted at the University of California, San Diego. The study le...

Abbott Researchers Target Neuronal Nicotinic Receptors for Treatment of Pain and Cognition

Scientists to Present Data and Discuss Emerging Advances in Basic Research and Clinical Science at Neuroscience 2007 Satellite Symposium ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The human brain relies on chemicals called "neurotransmitters" that nerve cells use to communicate to ...

Looking at language

...ax and "set-switching" are consistent with widely publicized research indicating that mutations in the human FOXP2 gene cause deficits in language and cognition by affecting development of subcortical structures, and that evolution of modern Homo sapiens involved modification of this gene. ...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

...o the bottom of this, members of a Munich-based "excellence cluster" called cognition for Technical Systems or CoTeSys have created an unusual research environme...chine is a central research goal of the "excellence cluster" named CoTeSys, cognition for Technical Systems. This Munich-area research initiative was co-founded ...

Gloomy Days Dim Cognitive Powers of the Depressed

...people feel their moods shift with shifting skies, with more depression linked with less sunlight, but this is the first time that light exposure and cognition have been paired, stated the authors of a study appearing in the July 28 online issue of Environmental Health . Light therapy, such as that prescr...

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD

...children without disorders focused on their social cognition and emotion-processing abilities. Social cognition is the ability to consider and differentiate betwe...ore severe behavioral problems. In terms of social cognition and emotional processing, the core deficit in FASD...

AstraZeneca and Mental Health Research Institute in Australia Announce Collaboration to Improve Early Detection of Alzheimer's Disease

... to develop new ways of identifying Alzheimer's disease patients at early stages of the disease. Researchers aim to find out whether testing cognition at short intervals (every one to three months) over an eighteen-month period will make it possible to identify individuals just at the point at which ...

CNCB Post Graduate Studies in Clinical Nutrition (PGSCN) Program is Now Available Online

...Nutrients Optimal Human Nutrition Environmental Health Issues Drug Induced Nutritional Deficiencies Session II - cognition and Sensory Overload Free Radicals & Antioxidants Biochemistry of Fats and Oils The Human Microflora Cognit...

A 'Heart Healthy' Diet and Ongoing, Moderate Physical Activity May Protect Against Cognitive Decline as We Age

...ods, and nuts in one's diet may offer benefits for cognition in late life," Wengreen said. "However, we need mo...term physical activity is associated with improved cognition but the intensity required to preserve cognition is not known. Mary C. Tierney, PhD, CPsy...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

...asn't seen in those with high blood pressure. The absence of the required increase in blood flow to the brain during mental activities could affect cognition and cerebral activity during the performance of complex brain tasks, said the researchers from the University of Southern California and Cedars-Sinai ...

Severe COPD may lead to cognitive impairment

...e-third (153) had severe disease. Using a 35-point cognition scale, the researchers found that scores among all...cteristics and other confounding factors, the mean cognition scores for those with severe COPD were significant...hose without COPD. "These objective measures of cognition used in survey research do correlate with function...

EnVivo to Share Results of its EVP-6124 Phase Ib/IIa Trial at The International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease

...s trial, safety and effects on cognition of EVP-6124 were tested in Alz...nd has been tested in Phase 2a clinical trials for cognition disorders in Alzheimer's disease and Schizophrenia...ion (HDACi) with EVP-0334 as the lead molecule for cognition in Alzheimer's disease which is in Phase 1 studies...

Brain Quickly Detects Happiness in Others

...r the sentences given in trials." The findings are reported in the third issue this year of the journal Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and cognition . More information The U.S. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has more on the brain . -- Pe...

Will individuals with Alzheimer's disease benefit from cataract surgery?

...hard to remember it," says Alan Lerner, associate professor of neurology at the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and director of the Memory and cognition Center in University Hospital's Neurological Institute. "If the vision is blurry, then your memory may be more faulty than necessary. The cataract r...

DiaGenic to Provide MCI Biomarkers for Merz Pharmaceuticals

...ity to process visual information, delusional thinking and poor judgment. As the disease progresses, cerebral deterioration severely compromises basic cognition and daily function. At a more advanced stage of the illness, the increasing loss of independence leads to an increased need for supervision and possib...

Major New Report Establishes Effective Methods of Enhancing and Preserving Brain Power as We Age

...tance was associated with cognition, but walking speed was not. It seems that even moderate levels of physical activity can serve to limit declines in cognition in older adults. Social engagement and maintaining a positive attitude are also powerful tools in deterring the arrival of dementia. Individual...

Social Activity Keeps Elders Young, Agile

...on and decline in motor function remained even after taking into account factors such as late-life physical and cognitive activity, disability, global cognition depressive symptoms, body composition and chronic medical conditions, the researchers noted. Experts on aging weren't surprised by the findings. Co...

/C O R R E C T I O N -- Elsevier/

...n Congress of Rehabilitation http://www.acrm.org/ ) - Biochimica et Biophysica Acta http://www.tiny.cc/VqZLP ); Elsevier - Brain and cognition http://www.tiny.cc/HC7Dz ); Elsevier together with several US and international cognitive neuropsychology societies - Cell http://w...

Another McGill/JGH breakthrough opens door to early Alzheimer's diagnosis

... to blood plasma samples taken from patients with early Alzheimer's dementia, mild cognitive impairment (MCI) == an intermediate state between normal cognition and dementia -- and healthy elderly control subjects at the JGH/McGill Memory Clinic. Using this technique, the researchers were able to distinguish A...

Brain Imaging Study Confirms Cognizin(R) Citicoline Boosts Mental Function; to be Presented at International Society of Sports Nutrition Annual Conference

...ation of cell membranes and in supporting healthy brain function. Citicoline is sometimes called a "brain nutrient" because of its roles in supporting cognition and memory. To learn more, please go to: http://www.cognizin.com/ . About Kyowa Hakko Kyowa Hakko offers manufacturers and formulators o...

Johnson & Johnson Highlights Pharmaceutical Growth Strategies and Robust Pipeline to Address Unmet Medical Needs

...epilepsy, bipolar disorder and pain -- while taking a different approach to neuroscience drug development, including greater emphasis in the future on cognition and dementia. Cardiovascular disease and Metabolism -- In this area, the company is focused on three major conditio...

Institute for Aging Research finds modifiable hip fracture complications contribute to mortality

...n." The study followed 195 long-term care residents with a hip fracture from 1999 to 2006, measuring pre-fracture characteristics such as age, sex, cognition and functional status; hospital complications such as heart attack and congestive heart failure; and six-month complications, including delirium, pneu...

Leading Alzheimer's Disease Researcher Mark A. Smith, PhD Named Scientific Advisor at Advana Science

...fessor at Case Western Reserve University since 1992, Dr. Smith also serves as the director of Basic Science Research of the University's Memory and cognition Center. "Advana Science is delivering on the ideal of advanced preventative and natural therapeutics derived from the latest scientific research...

Of body and mind, and deep meditation

...ce imaging (fMRI) -- showed IBMT subjects had increased blood flow in the right anterior cingulate cortex, a region associated with self regulation of cognition and emotion. Physiological tests also revealed significant changes. Compared with the relaxation group, IBMT subjects had lower heart rates and ski...

UCLA study shows traumatic brain injury haunts children for years

... impaired. "The good news is that the studies showed that children with mild traumatic brain injuries and concussions may show some difficulties in cognition initially, but the effects are subtle and typically diminish over time," said Babikian. "The bad news, though, is the existence of a subgroup of patie...

America's Top Young Scientists to Receive Scholarships for Winning Eggs-Periments

..., nutritional status, body weight, and academic performance in children and adolescents. JADA . 2005; 105:743-760. 2. Pollitt E, et al. Fasting and cognition in well- and undernourished school children: a review of three experimental studies. AJCN . 1998; 67:779S-784S. 3. Approximate price per serving ba...

Body movements can influence problem solving, researchers report

...n your brain then unconsciously leads you to think about that type of motion when you're trying to solve the problem." Previous studies of embodied cognition have demonstrated that physical movements can aid in learning and memory or can change a person's perceptions or attitudes toward information, Lleras ...

Medical Care Corporation Enables Early Detection of Memory Loss Due to Alzheimer's Disease

...d other disorders. The easy-to-administer test is 97 percent accurate in detecting Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), a transition stage between normal cognition and severe impairment associated with dementia. According to a study from the Mayo Clinic, 60 percent of those with MCI are diagnosed with AD within ...

Medivation Reports First Quarter 2009 Financial Results and Provides Corporate Update

...patients with moderate-to-severe Alzheimer's disease. Expect to initiate a Phase 3 trial this year to evaluate Dimebon's potential benefits on cognition in patients with mild-to-moderate Huntington's disease. Presented posters featuring Dimebon at the 61st American Academy of Neurology Annual M...

State-of-the-Art Technology and Hotel-Like Environment Get CareOne's Rehab Patients Home Quicker

...rporates 20 years of brain wellness research. Such systems have demonstrated clinical therapeutic benefits for stroke and dementia including improved cognition and improved physical motor status. Additionally, physical therapy services are now available 7 days a week at all Centers. CareOne's philosophy...

Seniors Who Volunteer May Live Longer

...cs, socioeconomic status, chronic health conditions, geriatric syndromes, functional limitations, a subject's propensity for volunteering, depression, cognition and self-rated health. In this initial assessment, the researchers found that 12 percent of the 1,766 volunteers in the study died compared to 26 ...

Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

...nvolved in the new study, which was published online in the journal Animal cognition . And why this ability in dogs but not their ancestors, the wolf? "D...medical Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; Animal cognition , online ...

Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

...histones. Just how tightly or loose that binding is appears to influence cognition in mice, the researchers said. Overexpress the protein and the mice have...omething that opposes HDAC2 function would be expected to improve memory or cognition -- or at least improve the ability of an animal to navigate a water maze," ...

Oxytocin: Love potion #1?

... to take the "edge" off these discussions? The biology of human social relationships is just beginning to emerge as groundbreaking research on social cognition conducted in animals is now informing research in humans. In its May 1st issue, Biological Psychiatry ( http://www.elsevier.com/locate/biopsych...
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