“Alzheimer’s Disease International yesterday released its World Alzheimer Report 2015: The Global Impact of Dementia. This seventh annual report from the federation of Alzheimer associations updates 2009 estimates of [Read more…] about Report: 10 million people develop dementia every year
“Dr. Lipton pioneered the use of MRI technology to detect mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) from concussions. Such injuries, which may bring cognitive and behavioral impairment and even neurodegeneration later in life in some individuals, is increasingly seen as a major public health problem [Read more…] about Neuroimaging studies: In soccer, over one thousand “headers” per year can lead to brain injury and cognitive impairment
Title: Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action
Report brief (opens PDF)
Description: People forget things—a name, where they put their keys, a phone number—and yet what is dismissed as a minor inconvenience at 25 years of age, can evolve into a momentary anxiety at 35, and a major source of personal worry at ages 55 or 60. Forgetfulness at older ages is often equated with a decline in [Read more…] about New report by the Institute of Medicine on cognitive health promotion
Heads-up: The Institute of Medicine (IOM), a branch of the National Academy of Sciences, is putting together a forward-looking workshop on Non-Invasive Neuromodulation of the Central Nervous System. March 2–3rd, 2015, in Washington, DC.
Description: Based on advances in biotechnology and neuroscience, neuromodulation devices are poised to gain clinical importance in the coming years and to be of increasing interest to patients, health care providers and payers, [Read more…] about Upcoming event on therapeutic and non-therapeutic uses of non-invasive neuromodulation devices
Dear SharpBrains community,
We have read Alvaro Fernandez’s publication regarding the BRAIN Initiative in Venture Beat and thought our first-of-a-kind Brain Start-up Challenge would be of interest to many of you.
To provide some background, the National Institutes of Health, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Center for Advancing Innovation and the Heritage Provider Network, have partnered to create a “first of a kind” Brain Challenge. The Challenge will feature 20 rigorously selected brain related inventions that have commercial viability and are important to public health. [Read more…] about News: Launch of Brain Start-up Challenge on August 1st
“The staggering increase in cases of ASD should raise more suspicion in the medical community about its misdiagnosis and overdiagnosis than it does. The science stacks up in favor of catching and treating ASD earlier because it leads to better outcomes…What gets lost in the debate is [Read more…] about Is Autism Spectrum Disorder overdiagnosed?