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Mindful Policing Research Expands with New Grant from National Institute of Justice
November 29, 2017

A new study will bring a better scientific understanding of the unique stressors facing police officers

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Researchers Call Attention to Need for More Rigorous Mindfulness-Based Research
November 15, 2017

A Center team is examining the quality of meditation research across time to look at whether study designs are improving

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Davidson Elected to National Academy of Medicine
October 16, 2017

The National Academy of Medicine, the premier authority dedicated to the health and medical sciences, has nominated Richard Davidson to become a member based on his outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service in the field

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Meditation May Decrease the Risk of Heart Disease
September 28, 2017

Meditation may decrease the risk of heart disease, according to a first-ever statement on the practice issued by the American Heart Association, with contributions from the Center for Healthy Minds

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The Epigenetic Aging Clock Runs Slower in Meditators, Study Suggests
September 8, 2017

A new study is the first to suggest that the long-term practice of meditation may slow down the epigenetic clock in immune cells

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Kindness Curriculum Released for Greater Well-Being in the Classroom
August 28, 2017

The Center is releasing its mindfulness-based “Kindness Curriculum” for teachers and parents to implement with their preschoolers

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A Blow to Well-Being? Nature Words Disappearing from Books, Films and Songs
June 27, 2017

Researchers find a steady decrease in references to the natural world in music, literature and film

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Scientists Find Area of the Brain Responsible for Emotional Spillover
June 16, 2017

Researchers are discovering what happens in the brain when emotional spillover occurs and, for the first time, are able to pinpoint areas directly responsible

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Project Explores How Mindfulness Training Can Boost Creativity and Well-Being in Engineering Grad Students
May 25, 2017

Graduate students who underwent the intervention reported an increase in personal qualities associated with creativity

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Postpartum Depression May be Prevented When Mindfulness is Part of Childbirth Education
May 17, 2017

Our Center's research findings suggest mindfulness training that addresses fear and pain during childbirth improves childbirth experiences and lessens depression symptoms