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Why Bilingualism Could Be Good for Your Brain

Researchers have found that bilingualism can slow down and mitigate the course of age-related changes in the human brain. The study is authored by scientists from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience in Moscow, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan and Northumbria University in Newcastle.   A sample of cognitively healthy senior (60+ years of age) bilingual

Video Presentation by Dr. Anil Gupta – Treating COVID-19 Infection Early

JoinAStudy.ca Investigator Dr. Anil Gupta was recently asked to assist in the presentation of strategies for preventing COVID progression and transmission in the outpatient setting, including the latest therapeutic developments. This effort was supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. The presentation linked below will define the sub-populations that are most

Impact of sleep loss on mood and emotions

A lack of sleep affects people’s ability to feel for others. Sleep deprivation and emotional fatigue can hit anyone, but first responders and health-care workers are especially vulnerable due to shift work, long hours, and the overall stressful nature of their jobs. A study conducted by cognitive neuroscience researchers Veronica Guadagni and Giuseppe Iaria was designed to

JoinAStudy.ca Investigator Published in the New England Journal of Medicine

Earlier this year, we reported on the positive findings of a Covid-19 treatment study, conducted by lead study author and JoinAStudy Investigator Dr. Anil Gupta. We are now proud to highlight that as of November 18, 2021 this research has been published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine. It is among the most reputable peer-reviewed medical

Avillion Asthma Trial Demonstrates Significant Benefits for Asthma Patients

London, UK, 9 September 2021 – Avillion LLP, a drug development company focused on the co-development and financing of pharmaceutical candidates, has announced positive high-level results from the MANDALA and DENALI Phase III trials of a new, fixed-dose combination inhaler for those who suffer from asthma.   JoinAStudy.ca Investigators Dr. Syed Anees, Dr. Peter Dzongowski, Dr. Anil Gupta, Dr. Sam Henein and Dr. Sean

Study Finds “High” Levels of Toxics in Top Makeup Products

New research is shining light on the ugly side of the cosmetics industry. A peer-reviewed study published last month in Environmental Science and Technology presented evidence that hundreds of makeup products contain “high” levels of organic fluorine. This is an indicator that they also contain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are known more colloquially

Alzheimer disease treatment

Link confirmed between Alzheimer’s disease and gut microbiota

Swiss and Italian scientists have been able to prove a correlation between gut microbiota and the appearance of amyloid plaques in the brain, buildups typically associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia and is an incurable condition that directly affects millions of people, and indirectly affects many more family