Georgetown University Medical Center

Looking for the origins of music in the brain

Music serves as a natural and non-invasive intervention for patients with severe neurological disorders to promote long-term memory, social interaction and communication. However, there is currently no plausible explanation ...

dateOct 20, 2009 in Neuroscience
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APP -- Good, bad or both?

New data about amyloid precursor protein, or APP, a protein implicated in development of Alzheimer's disease, suggests it also may have a positive role -- directly affecting learning and memory during brain development. So ...

dateOct 18, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Caring for the whole person -- using systems medicine

At a time when medicine tends to focus on patients as a "collection of visceral organs and a nervous system," systems medicine provides a new approach to medical practice that is "anticipated to result in more comprehensive ...

dateSep 01, 2009 in Other
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