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  • Evelyn F. McKnight Seminar

    Evelyn F. McKnight SeminarThe Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at UAB is hosting a seminar that will feature Drs. Jane Allendorfer, PhD, Farah Lubin, PhD,  Brian Sandroff, PhD, and John Shacka, PhD. It will take place December 6, 2018 at[…]

  • McKnight Poster Reception Highlights 2018

    The Tenth Annual McKnight Brain Foundation Poster Reception was held in San Diego, CA on November 4, 2018.  Guests from across the nation attended the event.  Seventy-eight posters were presented by scientists from the four McKnight Brain Institutes for review[…]

  • Breathing Through the Nose May Consolidate Memory

    Breathing Through the Nose May Consolidate Memory Breathing through the nose appears to enhance memory consolidation. The findings add to growing evidence that respiration influences perception and cognition, new research suggests.

  • Preeclampsia Linked to Dementia Decades Later

      Preeclampsia Linked to Dementia Decades LaterPregnant women who develop preeclampsia have more than three times higher risk of dementia later in life than women who don't have this pregnancy complication, researchers say.

  • Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia Risk

    Head Injury Tied to Long-term Cognitive Decline, Dementia RiskA history of head injury is common in the United States and is associated with steeper long-term cognitive decline and a greater risk for dementia over the following 20 years than not[…]

  • Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging

    Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Healthier Aging Higher serum levels of serum omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids are associated with healthy aging in adults, defined as survival without chronic disease, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease, or severe chronic kidney[…]

  • Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline

    Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline Hearing aids and cataract surgery may protect against age-related cognitive decline in older adults with hearing and visual impairments, new research suggests. 

  • Low Cardio Fitness Better Predict Mortality

    Low Cardio Fitness Better Predict Mortality Low cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) levels as assessed by peak oxygen uptake (VO₂) predict mortality more accurately than low CRF as typically estimated in clinical practice, supporting wider use of directly measured peak VO₂ as[…]

  • Serum Cortisol Tied to Impaired Memory

    Serum Cortisol Tied to Impaired MemoryHigher serum cortisol levels in midlife are associated with impaired memory and structural brain changes, including lower brain volume, new findings from the Framingham Heart Study show.

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