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Institute of Medicine Report on Cognitive Aging

The Institute of Medicine has recently released a report entitled Cognitive Aging: Progress in Understanding and Opportunities for Action. This special report addresses “the emerging concept of cognitive aging, the importance of this issue for the nation’s public health, and actions the nation needs to take to better understand and maintain the cognitive health of […]

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Mobile App for Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury FDA Approved

A new app called the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment (DANA), runs on multiple mobile platforms and was recently granted U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. The app will soon be available to help clinicians diagnose traumatic brain injury in as little as five minutes in almost any setting, including a combat environment. According to […]

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Use of social media gets science, scientists noticed

Academic researchers are turning to social media more and more, especially among the younger scientists and a new willingness to share their work. [More…]

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By R Kennedy | Communicatin . News . Research . Science . Social media
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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases and the latest science with Hippocrates.  This model of education was maintained throughout the centuries […]

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National Institute on Mental Health Abandons DSM-5

Two weeks before DSM-5 goes on sale, Thomas Insel,  Director of the National Institute on Mental Health (NIMH) writes that the DSM lacks validity and that “patients with mental disorders deserve better”. According to Dr Insel, “The goal of this new manual, as with all previous editions, is to provide a common language for describing […]

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By R Kennedy | Diagnosis . DSM-5 . NIMH . Research
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The Science of Love and Whom We Choose

For Valentine’s Week, a few love related features. Helen Fisher is a biological anthropologist who writes extensively about love and attraction.She has conducted fMRI studies on the brains of people in love. Fisher maintains that humans have evolved three core brain systems for mating and reproduction: lust, romantic attraction, and attachment to a long term […]

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By R Kennedy | Love . Research . Science
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CME Outfitters Demonstrates Best in Class at the 37th Annual Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Conference

CME Outfitters (CMEO) receives outstanding responses from two CMEO poster presentations, and two interactive breakout sessions at the Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions Annual Conference CME Outfitters (CMEO), a leading international provider for continuing medical education, is proud to announce findings of demonstrated excellence in a feedback survey among many stakeholders at […]

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By R Kennedy | CME . Education . Research
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Experts Convene to Focus on Medication-Development Slowdown

This month the American Psychiatric Association assembled experts from academia, the pharmaceutical industry, venture-capital firms, advocacy groups, and government agencies to discuss the serious decline in the number of medications being developed to treat psychiatric illnesses. The summit was moderated by Jeffrey Lieberman, M.D.,  APA president-elect and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia […]

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By R Kennedy | Drug Development . Research
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