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TAMAR MENDELSON NAMED BLOOMBERG PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN HEALTH

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Associate Professor Tamar Mendelson, PhD, an expert in adolescent mental health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been appointed as a Bloomberg Professor of American Health. She will also serve, beginning in October, as the director of the School’s Center for Adolescent Health, which works with community partners to improve the health and well-being of urban youth.

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Protein Droplets Keep Neurons at the Ready and Immune System in Balance

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)

Discoveries by two HHMI investigators show how proteins that organize into liquid droplets inside cells make certain biological functions possible.

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Research Shows More Seniors Are Happy Despite Cognitive Decline

University of Kentucky

A new study, authored by Anthony Bardo and Scott Lynch, examines "cognitive life expectancy." What exactly does that term mean? Bardo, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Kentucky, describes "cognitive life expectancy" as how long older adults live with good versus declining brain health.

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Parental Life Span Predicts Daughters Living to 90 without Chronic Disease or Disability

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that women whose mothers lived to at least age 90 were more likely to also live to 90, free of serious diseases and disabilities.

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Immune Cells in the Brain Have Surprising Influence on Sexual Behavior

Ohio State University

Immune cells usually ignored by neuroscientists appear to play an important role in determining whether an animal’s sexual behavior will be more typical of a male or female, according to research.

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Magnetic Gene in Fish May Someday Help Those with Epilepsy, Parkinson’s

Michigan State University

An aquarium fish that senses the Earth’s magnetic field as it swims could help unlock how diseases such as Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders function. Michigan State University scientists are the first to discover a navigational gene in glass catfish called the electromagnetic-perceptive gene, or EPG, that responds to certain magnetic waves. They’ve already developed a way to use it to control movement in mice.

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Scientists Pinpoint Brain Networks Responsible for Naming Objects

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have identified the brain networks that allow you to think of an object name and then verbalize that thought. The study appeared in the July issue of BRAIN. It represents a significant advance in the understanding of how the brain connects meaning to words and will help the planning of brain surgeries.

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MedStar Washington Hospital Center First in D.C. to Use Mobile Intraoperative CT Scanner for Neurosurgery

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center is the first hospital in Washington, D.C., to use Brainlab Airo® Mobile Intraoperative CT, an advanced imaging scanner that gives surgeons a real-time look at the brain or spine during surgery in order to make immediate decisions when it counts the most.

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