After his wife was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, Arthur Kleinman shares what he learned

Harvard Professor Arthur Kleinman’s wife, Joan, began to struggle with a rare form of early Alzheimer’s disease at 59. Eight years after losing her, he chronicles their journey in “The Soul of Care: The Moral Education of a Husband and a Doctor.”

Jill Radsken • harvard
Oct. 31, 2019 ~10 min

 psychiatry  fas  jill-radsken  health-medicine  hms  alzheimers  health-care  the-soul-of-care  arthur-kleinman  caregiving  medical-anthropology

Harvard unveils new technique 60 times faster than traditional fMRI

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, King’s College London, and other institutions have developed a technique for measuring brain activity that’s 60 times faster than traditional fMRI.

Haley Bridger • harvard
April 17, 2019 ~8 min

 dementia  health-medicine  brigham-and-womens-hospital  alzheimers  auditory-cortex  elastogram  epilepsy  fmri  inserm  kings-college-london  magnetic-resonance-elastography  mre  mri  multiple-sclerosis  neuronal-activity  radiology  ralph-sinkus  sam-patz

Exercise, fasting shown to help cells shed defective proteins

A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which clog up the cell, interfere with its functions, and, over time, precipitate diseases including neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.

Ekaterina Pesheva • harvard
Feb. 21, 2019 ~9 min

 exercise  harvard-medical-school  health-medicine  hms  alfred-goldberg  als  alzheimers  blavatnik-institute  fasting  hormones  human-cells  mouse-cells  muscular-dystrophy  nih  toxic-proteins

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