Training Can Improve Athletes’ Stereo Vision

Significant Effects Can Persist for Some Time, Reports Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience

July 5, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – Stereo vision allows individuals to perceive depth differences in their surroundings. Important to pedestrians and drivers, for example, depth perception plays a key role in many sporting activities. If the ability to accurately determine the distance and speed of a fast-moving object can be improved, athletes have the potential to improve their performance. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers found that by training athletes using repetitive stereoscopic stimuli, their reaction speed to those stimuli could be significantly improved. More...

July 5, 2017

Anti-Epilepsy Drug Restores Normal Brain Activity in Mild Alzheimer’s disease

Feasibility study suggests suppressing seizure-like activity may help patients.

June 29, 2017 - BOSTON, MA – In the last decade, mounting evidence has linked seizure-like activity in the brain to some of the cognitive decline seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease have an increased risk of epilepsy and nearly half may experience subclinical epileptic activity – disrupted electrical activity in the brain that doesn’t result in a seizure but which can be measured by electroencephalogram (EEG) or other brain scan technology. More...

June 29, 2017

Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, Receives 2017 Alzheimer Award

Honored for ground-breaking work published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 27, 2017 - Amsterdam, NL – The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease (JAD) is pleased to announce that Shi-Jiang Li, PhD, Professor of Biophysics, Radiology, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, has been chosen as the recipient of the 2017 Alzheimer Award. It has been presented by the journal in recognition of his outstanding work on the development of the CARE index, potentially a significant new tool in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease (AD) that can be used to characterize risks associated with AD stages and quantify disease severity on an individual subject basis. More...

June 27, 2017

Significant Impact Factor Gains for AI and Computer Sciences Journals

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June 23, 2017 - IOS Press announces significant Impact Factor growth in its journals in artificial intelligence, computer & communications sciences and mathematics, according to the 2016 Journal Citation Reports® (JCR) released by Clarivate Analytics this month. More...

June 23, 2017