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Update: To improve memory and thinking, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

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Time for Sharp­Brains’ May e-newsletter, wrap­ping up this month’s key brain and mind stud­ies, per­va­sive neu­rotech­nol­ogy news, and brain fit­ness insights.

New research:

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New report on inno­va­tion & IP:

 

Have a great month of June!

Microsoft ranked #4 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

microsoft logoMicrosoft Cor­po­ra­tion is a world­wide leader in soft­ware solu­tions for busi­nesses and con­sumers.  In addi­tion, Microsoft has expanded into enter­tain­ment, gam­ing, tablets, phones, and other com­mu­ni­ca­tion tech­nol­ogy.  To pro­vide the ideal expe­ri­ence for users, Read the rest of this entry »

When flying to Mars, make sure to monitor and enhance brain function (radiation exposure can hurt performance)

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Could a trip to Mars fry astro­nauts’ brains? (The Wash­ing­ton Post):

Brain dam­age. Mem­ory dete­ri­o­ra­tion. Intel­li­gence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars…The find­ing, pub­lished in the open-source jour­nal Sci­ence Advances this month, could throw a wrench in the many ambi­tious mis­sions aimed at Read the rest of this entry »

Medtronic ranked #3 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

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One of the world’s largest med­ical tech­nol­ogy com­pa­nies, Medtronic man­u­fac­tures devices to treat car­dio­vas­cu­lar, dia­betes, and mus­cu­loskele­tal con­di­tions, in addi­tion to neu­ro­log­i­cal con­di­tions. Medtronic’s Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion busi­ness includes Read the rest of this entry »

Study: To improve memory and thinking skills, try the Mediterranean diet with added olive oil and nuts

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Mediter­ranean diet may help coun­ter­act age-related declines in mem­ory and think­ing skills (Har­vard Health Blog):

A new study in this week’s JAMA Inter­nal Med­i­cine sug­gests that eat­ing a Mediterranean-style diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts is good for your mind as well as your heart. Read the rest of this entry »

In the news: How non-invasive neurotechnology will enhance work and life

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Our new report is mak­ing the media rounds…

ReutersBrain tech­nol­ogy patents soar as com­pa­nies get inside people’s heads

From ways to eaves­drop on brains and learn what adver­tise­ments excite con­sumers, to devices that alle­vi­ate depres­sion, the num­ber of U.S. patents awarded for “neu­rotech­nol­ogy” has soared since 2010, accord­ing to an analy­sis released on Wednesday.

Neu­rotech has gone well beyond med­i­cine, with non-medical cor­po­ra­tions, often under the radar, devel­op­ing neu­rotech­nolo­gies to enhance work and life,” Alvaro Fer­nan­dez said.

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Advanced Neuromodulation Systems (St Jude Medical): #2 Holder of Pervasive Neurotech Intellectual Property*

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Founded in 1979, Advanced Neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion Sys­tems devel­oped into a tech­nol­ogy leader for implantable neu­ro­mod­u­la­tion devices. ANS spe­cial­izes in Spinal Cord Stim­u­la­tion (SCS), which can be used for chronic pain treat­ments. ANS holds patents for Read the rest of this entry »

New market report on Pervasive Neurotechnology & Intellectual Property

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