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Top Brainnovations to monitor and improve Brain Health

Hop­ing you enjoy this slid­edeck sup­port­ing the fas­ci­nat­ing Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test held dur­ing the 2019 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: The Future of Brain Health (March 7–9th).  Full record­ings are avail­able for pur­chase here.

Giv­en the suc­cess of the first Brainnova­tions Pitch Con­test in 2017 (details here), the 2019 Sum­mit host­ed a sec­ond Brainnova­tions edi­tion for select­ed star­tups to pitch their inno­v­a­tive solu­tions to  Sum­mit par­tic­i­pants and to our dis­tin­guished Judges — our very own “Sharp Tank.”  

1–2.30pm. Top Brainnova­tions to mon­i­tor and improve Brain Health 

  • Final­ist: Kate Sharadin, Founder & CEO of eQui­l­i­ty
  • Final­ist: Nick­o­lai Vysokov,  Co-Founder & CEO of Brain­Patch
  • WINNER: Richard Han­bury, Founder & CEO of Sana Health
  • Judged by: Alexan­dra More­houseChief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner HealthDr. Robert Bilder, Chief of Med­ical Psy­chol­o­gy-Neu­ropsy­chol­o­gy at UCLAElan Tye, Investor at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners; Dr. Evian Gor­don, Founder, Chair­man and CMO of Total BrainDr. Hag­it Alon, VP Sci­en­tif­ic Affairs at Joy Ven­turesJohn Cam­mack, Angel Investor; Kath­leen Herath, Vice Pres­i­dent Health & Pro­duc­tiv­i­ty at Nation­wide Insur­ance

AARP: A majority of Americans believe dietary supplements improve brain health, despite the lack of evidence

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New Report Dis­cour­ages Adults From Using Brain Health Sup­ple­ments (Pre­ven­tion):

This morn­ing, the Glob­al Coun­sel on Brain Health released a report con­clud­ing that dietary sup­ple­ments do not improve brain health or pre­vent cog­ni­tive decline, demen­tia, or Alzheimer’s dis­ease. The report, released by the AARP, flat­ly rec­om­mends that most con­sumers do not take sup­ple­ments for this pur­pose. Read the rest of this entry »

Study finds training-induced neuroplasticity even in patients with chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Images show pre­frontal con­nec­tiv­i­ty pat­terns after cog­ni­tive train­ing in indi­vid­u­als who suf­fered trau­mat­ic brain injury. Kih­wan Han et al (2018)

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Cog­ni­tive train­ing reduces depres­sion, rebuilds injured brain struc­ture & con­nec­tiv­i­ty after trau­mat­ic brain injury (UT-Dal­las release):

New research from the Cen­ter for Brain­Health at The Uni­ver­si­ty of Texas at Dal­las shows that cer­tain cog­ni­tive train­ing exer­cis­es can help reduce depres­sion and improve brain health in indi­vid­u­als years after they have suf­fered a trau­mat­ic brain injury (TBI).

The recent study Read the rest of this entry »

Let’s improve Brain Health Literacy during Brain Awareness Week 2018

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Please join us in get­ting ready to cel­e­brate Brain Aware­ness Week 2018 (March 12–18th), the annu­al glob­al cam­paign orga­nized by the Dana Foun­da­tion to increase pub­lic aware­ness about the progress and ben­e­fits of brain research.

To learn about activ­i­ties in your area, please vis­it BAW’s Inter­na­tion­al Cal­en­dar of events.

And remem­ber you don’t need to trav­el any­where to improve your brain health lit­er­a­cy and to adopt smarter, brain-friend­ly habits. Here are ten use­ful facts and tips com­ing from the hun­dreds of sci­en­tif­ic stud­ies ana­lyzed to pre­pare the book The Sharp­Brains Guide to Brain Fit­ness: How to Improve Brain Health and Per­for­mance at Any Age:

1. Genes do not deter­mine the fate of our brains. As evi­denced by life­long neu­ro­plas­tic­i­ty, our lifestyles are even more impor­tant than our genes in shap­ing how our brains grow and our minds evolve. Read the rest of this entry »

Click Therapeutics, AUGMENTx, Sincrolab: Top Brainnovations to improve Brain Health & Performance

Top Brain­no­va­tion to improve Brain Health & Per­for­mance (record­ing requires reg­is­tra­tion; view slid­edeck above or Here)The three Final­ists were:

  • Click Ther­a­peu­tics – pitch by David Klein, Co-Founder & CEO
  • AUG­MEN­Tx (WINNER) – pitch by Dr. Albert Kwon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Sin­cro­lab – pitch by Igna­cio de Ramon, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Judged by: Alexan­dra More­house, Chief Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer at Ban­ner Health; Col­in Mil­ner, Founder and CEO of the Inter­na­tion­al Coun­cil on Active Aging (ICAA); Dan­ny Dankn­er, CEO and Co-founder of Applied Cog­ni­tive Engi­neer­ing; Zack Lynch, Gen­er­al Part­ner at JAZZ Ven­ture Part­ners

Slid­edeck sup­port­ing ses­sion held dur­ing the 2017 Sharp­Brains Vir­tu­al Sum­mit: Brain Health & Enhance­ment in the Dig­i­tal Age (Decem­ber 5–7th).

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