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2014-09-30 12:30:19

WEST ORANGE, N.J. and NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The signing of a formal affiliation agreement that allows Kessler Foundation and New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) to work together to advance biomedical research, education and patient care programs has been announced by Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation and James M. Golubieski, president of New Jersey Health Foundation. "The experience of New Jersey Health...

2014-05-22 23:01:57

Kessler Foundation and Children’s Specialized Hospital have agreed to a collaborative in a research program for children with disabilities. New Jersey (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 Kessler Foundation and Children's Specialized Hospital have agreed to a collaborative research program for children with disabilities. In the announcement, Rodger DeRose, president and chief executive officer of Kessler Foundation, said, “We are very pleased that Children’s Specialized Hospital chose Kessler...

2014-02-27 18:46:10

Depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life, and satisfaction with life Kessler Foundation researchers have found that among individuals with TBI, depression and self-awareness affect subjective reports of memory, quality of life (QOL), and satisfaction with life. The study was published in the February 2014 issue of Brain Injury. (Yael Goverover, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti: The impact of self-awareness and depression on subjective reports of memory,...

2014-02-20 12:05:31

Head movement during fMRI may bias sampling toward subjects with lower cognitive ability Kessler Foundation researchers have shown that discarding data from subjects with multiple sclerosis (MS) who exhibit head movement during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) may bias sampling away from subjects with lower cognitive ability. The study was published in the January issue of Human Brain Mapping. (Wylie GR, Genova H, DeLuca J, Chiaravalloti N, Sumowski JF. Functional MRI movers...

2014-02-03 10:26:45

Comparison of cognitive tests shows SDMT effective in determining employment status in MS Researchers at Kessler Foundation have studied the measurement tools used in multiple sclerosis for their effectiveness in predicting employment status. They compared the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS), the Multiple Sclerosis Functional Composite (MSFC), the Paced Auditory Serial Addition Task (PASAT), and the Symbol Digit Modalities Test (SDMT), and found the SDMT effective in...

2013-11-27 13:14:40

Treatments based on behavioral or non-invasive physiological stimulation show greatest potential Because the concept of permanent neurological injury has given way to recognition of the brain’s potential for long-term regeneration ad reorganization, rehabilitations strategies are undergoing radical changes.  The potential for five new translational interventions was examined in an article published ahead of print on November 13 by Neurology Clinical Practice: Barrett AM, Oh-Park M, Chen...

2013-11-04 10:30:58

Neuroimaging findings indicate presence of 'fatigue-network' in persons with MS A new study by Kessler Foundation scientists sheds light on the mechanisms underlying cognitive fatigue in individuals with multiple sclerosis. Cognitive fatigue is fatigue resulting from mental work rather than from physical labor. Genova H et al: Examination of cognitive fatigue in multiple sclerosis using functional magnetic resonance imaging and diffusion tensor imaging" was published on Nov. 1 in PlosOne....

2013-11-04 09:32:06

Kessler researchers find aerobic exercise benefits memory in persons with multiple sclerosis Collaborative study reveals novel finding that aerobic exercise results in increased hippocampal vol. A research study headed by Victoria Leavitt, Ph.D. and James Sumowski, Ph.D., of Kessler Foundation, provides the first evidence for beneficial effects of aerobic exercise on brain and memory in individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS).  The article, “Aerobic exercise increases hippocampal...

2013-09-04 08:07:43

The September issue of the Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine focuses on, “The Changing Face of Spinal Cord Injury,” the theme for the 2013 meeting of the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Professionals. Research articles address topics in urology, neuroscience, rehabilitation psychology, physiology, gastroenterology, and infectious disease.The conference dates are September 2-4 at Bally’s Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. Conference abstracts are available for free download at:...

2013-05-29 23:27:44

Push to Walk, a non-profit organization to benefit people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, will hold its 2nd Annual Summer Boot Camp during July 2013. Riverdale, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2013 Beginning July 14 through July 20, Push to Walk will hold its Summer Boot Camp for its second consecutive year. The camp was envisioned as a way to encourage the non-profit´s current, past, and prospective clients to make connections and learn from one another. The week will...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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