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Bayer to support 11 digital health startups, 5 of which are developing behavioral/ cognitive/ mental health solutions

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Bay­er inks deals with eleven star­tups under G4A Dig­i­tal Health Part­ner­ships pro­gram (press release):

Bay­er announced today that the com­pa­ny has signed col­lab­o­ra­tion agree­ments with eleven dig­i­tal health star­tups. As part of the pro­gram, Bay­er will sup­port these start­up com­pa­nies aim­ing for longer-term col­lab­o­ra­tions to dri­ve for­ward the devel­op­ment of spe­cif­ic dig­i­tal solu­tions to improve patients’ health Read the rest of this entry »

Next: Harnessing brain scans to personalize autism-related behavioral interventions

pet_imagingAutism First: Brain Pat­terns May Pre­dict Treat­ment Response (Med­scape):

It’s pos­si­ble to pre­dict whether a young child with autism spec­trum dis­or­der (ASD) will respond to an evi­dence-based behav­ioral inter­ven­tion by ana­lyz­ing brain activ­i­ty pat­terns with func­tion­al MRI (fMRI) pri­or to treat­ment Read the rest of this entry »

Brain training can work when properly targeted…as in this new vision study

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Focus­ing the brain on bet­ter vision (The New York Times):

As adults age, vision dete­ri­o­rates. One com­mon type of decline is in con­trast sen­si­tiv­i­ty, the abil­i­ty to dis­tin­guish gra­da­tions of light to dark, mak­ing it pos­si­ble to dis­cern where one object ends and anoth­er begins.

But new research sug­gests that con­trast sen­si­tiv­i­ty can be improved with brain-train­ing exer­cis­es Read the rest of this entry »

Study: Mindfulness can modify stress-related brain behavior

Stress Marine study exam­ines stress, brain behav­ior (Lemoore Navy News):

A recent study led by Naval Health Research Cen­ter shows that brain behav­ior, or mech­a­nisms relat­ed to stress, can be mod­i­fied in Marines pri­or to deploy­ment Read the rest of this entry »

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