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White Matter Matters, Especially for Newborns
February 20, 2018

New research suggests that expectant mothers' mental health symptoms during pregnancy may affect their infants' brain development

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New Approaches in Neuroscience Show It's Not All in Your Head
February 16, 2018

Richard Davidson shares the latest research on why experience matters at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Austin, Texas

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Researchers Investigate How a Stressed Brain Can Make Asthma Worse
November 30, 2017

Center researchers are investigating cross-talk between the brain and lungs of people with asthma to understand how psychological stress can make asthma worse

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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