Reading deficits, an understudied area of research, remain a significant barrier to recovery after stroke. "Support from the Flory Trust has allowed us to address a major barrier to early intervention: the difficulty in identifying reading problems while a stroke survivor is hospitalized," said Dr. Boukrina. "Because almost every stroke survivor in the US has a brain scan carefully inspected by specialists, we are working to identify markers that will help clinicians identify patients at risk for reading deficits early in their rehabilitative care."
Enslaved.org -- the massive searchable database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants -- is entering a crowdsourcing phase to deepen the knowledge of what we know about people who were victims of the slave trade.
To address the growing public health crisis of dementia, three leading organizations announced funding for 23 small-scale pilot projects as part of this year's Pilot Awards for Global Brain Health Leaders.
EMBO is pleased to announce that thirty life scientists have been selected as EMBO Young Investigators. They will join the existing network of 73 current and 384 former members of the programme. The new EMBO Young Investigators will receive financial and practical support for a period of four years, starting in January 2021.
SMU Professor Qiang Cheng's research on the asset-backed securities issuance setting in China provides empirical evidence on the value of blockchain applications.
The Asian culture that is tight on norms, rules and conformity has often been cited as the reason why Asians lack creativity. Can changing organisational culture solve the Asian creativity dilemma?
FAU researchers have received a two-year, $675,000 grant from the National Institute of Aging to test a mathematical model designed to optimize social and physical engagement in this population. The objective of the study is to identify strategies that will facilitate and enhance social interactions with and among older adults and counter age-related decline by pinpointing activities that will allow the social life of older adults to flourish.
The project will use 3D bioprinting to better understand how type 2 diabetes progresses inside the human body. The research team will re-create cardiac tissue, made up of human cardiac cells from both diabetic and healthy donors, to form a heart model closely resembling actual heart tissue found inside the human body with an electrical rhythm that can contract, relax and function as a human heart would.
Scott Frey has been developing a technique that involves using small wireless sensors, similar to a wearable commercial fitness device, to gather data on limb and prosthesis use in hand amputees. Now, he's received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to use these sensors to gather information about how people with severe upper limb injuries -- that do not involve amputations -- function in everyday life.
"To develop a strong foundation for treatment, it is crucial to clarify the dysfunctional processes that underlie memory impairment in TBI," said Dr. Dobryakova. "Recently we reported that inefficient processing in working memory may partially underlie acquisition deficits observed in TBI," she explained. "This study builds on these findings and aims to translate updated methodological approaches and theoretical views from cognitive neuroscience and cognitive psychology to improve our understanding of memory problems in TBI."