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Alzheimer’s Association (May 5, 2017): Alzheimer’s Association & AIM Lead The Way to $400 Million Federal Research Increase - May 5, 2017

A habitually healthy eater, Frank Hu stocks his refrigerator with fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, and chicken. His pantry holds brown rice, whole grains, and legumes, and his snack cabinet has nuts and seeds. He eats red meat only occasionally, rarely buys white bread, soda, bacon, or other processed meats. He’ll purchase chips and beer, ...
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Harvard Gazette (May 3, 2017): To Age Better, Eat Better - May 3, 2017

Congraulations to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Founding Director – John H. Growdon, MD – on his honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich! Glückwünsche!!   www.uzh.ch/en/about/portrait/dies.html www.uzh.ch/de/about/portrait/awards/hc/2017/med.html
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Japan Times (May 3, 2017): In Tests Across Japan, New Tech Allows Speedy Tracking of Lost Dementia Patients - May 3, 2017

Congraulations to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Founding Director – John H. Growdon, MD – on his honorary doctorate from the University of Zurich! Glückwünsche!!   www.uzh.ch/en/about/portrait/dies.html www.uzh.ch/de/about/portrait/awards/hc/2017/med.html
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Harvard Gazette (April 27, 2017): The Mystery of the Brain Examined - April 28, 2017

The morning light is pouring into the senior living community in Canton, where six residents are performing an exquisite choreography of sweeping, lyrical movements, emulating their Tai chi instructor. “Wave hands like clouds,” urges Kerry Paulhus, leading them in the classic low-impact and slow-motion exercises of the ancient Chinese martial art. With relaxing music playing in ...
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University of Zurich Dies Academicus (April 29, 2017) Festivities: Congratulations to Dr. John H. Growdon! - April 28, 2017

The brain and how it learns may be among the most complicated puzzles in the quickly advancing field of neuroscience. But Harvard is trying to unravel its mystery. The Ariadne Project, led by David Cox, an assistant professor of molecular and cellular biology and computer science at Harvard, mobilized a multi-university team of experts in neuroscience, ...
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New York Times (April 24, 2017): Video Games Help Model Brain’s Neurons - April 26, 2017

Earlier in his career, Paul Bolno worked with neuroscientists at drug giant GlaxoSmithKline PLC. Today, as chief executive of Wave Life Sciences Ltd., he is leading the Cambridge biotech’s effort to advance two experimental drugs that could become the first treatments for the progressive brain disorder Huntington’s disease. Bolno’s move from Big Pharma to biotech reflects ...
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Harvard Gazette (April 25, 2017): The Balance in Healthy Aging - April 26, 2017

Zoran Popović knows a thing or two about video games. A computer science professor at the University of Washington, Dr. Popović has worked on software algorithms that make computer-controlled characters move realistically in games like the science-fiction shooter “Destiny.” But while those games are entertainment designed to grab players by their adrenal glands, Dr. Popović’s latest ...
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Alzheimer’s Association (April 12, 2017): FDA Approves At-Home Test for an Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Gene: What You Need to Know - April 19, 2017

“If only,” wrote an ancient Japanese poet, “when one heard that Old Age was coming one could bolt the door….” Science is working on it. Aging is as much about the physical processes of repair and regeneration — and their slow-motion failure — as it is the passage of time. And scientists studying stem cell and regenerative ...
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AlzForum (April 14, 2017): Vascular Disease in 50s Begets Dementia in 70s - April 17, 2017

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Harvard Gazette (April 11, 2017): Good Genes are Nice, But Joy is Better - April 11, 2017

Scientists have puzzled for decades over how our brains convert experiences from short-term memories into stored recollections that can be retrieved years later. Now, MIT researchers say they have made a discovery that provides new insight into the circuitry behind how we remember. A study published Thursday in the journal Science suggests that the seeds of ...
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