Karen Lindgren

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A Neuroscientist’s Diary of a Concussion

One evening in April, driving home from a university function, I was stopped in freeway traffic caused by roadworks somewhere up ahead when I felt a massive jolt. The back of my head hit the headrest, then my head lurched forward and I felt something hit the inside of my forehead with a squishy …

Chicken-and-Biscuit Cobbler Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 400°. Melt 3 Tbsp. butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add carrots and onion, and sauté 5 minutes. Add …

See How the Solar Eclipse Will Look From Anywhere in the U.S.

The 2017 total solar eclipse is fast approaching, and hordes of sky gazers are scrambling to find a spot where they can see the shadow of the moon …

Solar Eclipse

How to Cook Rice to Lower Arsenic Levels

Boiling rice like pasta reduces arsenic levels, but how much nutrition is lost?

Yoga and Meditation Can Change Your Genes, Study Says

Yoga and meditation may do more than just help you feel relaxed in the moment. A new scientific review suggests that these and other mindfulness …

Alzheimer's treatment closer as brain inflammation shown to be key

Study shows inflammation-reducing chemical prevents memory and behavioural problems in diseased mice, raising hopes for human treatment<p>Scientists have fresh hopes for an Alzheimer’s treatment after experiments to reduce inflammation in diseased mouse brains prevented memory and behavioural problems …

Try three easy one-pot pastas that'll leave your kitchen mess-free

Most pasta meals sound easy, but it's always a bit of a nuisance to boil a separate pot of water in order to cook your pasta. But why use a second pot when you can cook it right in the same pan as the rest of your ingredients? These three one-pot recipes make pasta dinners (and the cleanup) …

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3D Color Images Of The Brain Reveal Its Glorious Unseen Detail

A huge undertaking that could help researchers visualize neurological diseases<p>The human brain remains one of the most mysterious organs in the human body. However, an imaging technique tested on mice brains and developed by a group of researchers including from Harvard, MIT, and Boston University, …

Neuroscience

Crepes

Crepes have always intimidated me. When I was in culinary school, I would make the crepe batter but I never actually poured the batter into the pan. Our chef instructor at the time was a very large man standing well over 6'4" with a booming voice. He appeared to think all of his students were …

To fend off dementia, run -- or dance, bike, power-walk or step

Scientists testing experimental drugs to prevent or reverse<p>Alzheimer's diseasehave for years endured a drumbeat of inconclusive and disappointing trial results. But dementia researchers meeting in Washington, D.C., this week got some unexpectedly good news on the benefits of a therapy that is …

Dementia

A Bunch of Chickpeas, Five Versatile Dinners

<i>Put time into dinner now, and you can make it last forever—or at least the whole week. Welcome to Halfway to Dinner, where we show you how to stretch your staples</i><i>—</i><i>or your seasonal produce</i><i>—</i><i>every which way.</i><p><i>Today: Ashley McLaughlin of Edible Perspective shows us just how versatile chickpeas can be.</i><p>My …

Call of Duty increases risk of Alzheimer's disease

University of Montreal study finds video game players navigate the screen using a key area of the brain<p>Millions of boys could be at increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and other mental illnesses in later life through playing action video games such as <b>Call of Duty</b> or <b>Assassin's Creed</b>, according to …

Blood Test Predicts Alzheimer’s

How to Buy, Store, and Cook Swiss Chard, in Season in May

Swiss chard is in season in May. Here's how to buy, store, and cook with it.<p>Tender enough to eat raw and hearty enough to stand up to a sauté, Swiss chard is one versatile green. It's one of the first spring greens ready for harvest, making it one of May's best farmers' markets finds.<p><b>HOW TO BUY</b><p>Look …

10 Easy, Healthy Farro Recipes

If you need more whole grains in your life, farro is a good place to start. This ancient grain (it was a dietary staple of ancient Romans) packs a …

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Rapid learning is more likely if we’re uncertain

Most of the time, we learn gradually. But every once in awhile, something happens and we immediately learn to associate a stimulus with a result. For …

Why Do We Need Sleep?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Maslow's Human Needs<p><b>About Russell Foster's TED Talk</b><p>What do we know about one of our most basic needs: sleep? Not a lot, says circadian neuroscientist Russell Foster. We know we need to do it to stay alive, but much about it remains a mystery.<p><b>About Russell …

5 awesome slow-cooker meatloaf recipes for all you Crock-Pot lovers!

Meatloaf is one of those dishes that does surprisingly well in a slow cooker — possibly even better than in the oven, which can quickly dry out the much-maligned dish. We found five twists on Crock-Pot meatloaf that can be prepped and ready for you when you get home.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Classic slow-cooker meatloaf:</b> …

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How The First Bite Of Food Sets The Body's Clock

Researchers are starting to learn why, when we cross time zones or pull an all-nighter, our bodies get out of sync. <i>This story first aired March 10 on</i> Morning Edition.<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Oh, sorry, just nodded off for a moment there. You know (laughter) boy, you should see the director's …

7 Irish Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to celebrate this delicious day. Try one (or all) of these traditional Irish dishes to make your Tuesday extra tasty.<p><b>1. Irish Cream Tiramisu</b><p>Break out the Baileys. This fun twist on tiramisu, from one of my all-time favorite cookbooks, <i>Nigella Express</i> by Nigella Lawson, is …

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Does lots of pot as a teen blunt adult memory?

Teens who smoked marijuana daily for about three years had an abnormally shaped hippocampus, according to a new study. They also performed poorly on …

Healthier Jambalaya For Fat Tuesday

Our healthy jambalaya made with whole grain farro and succulent shrimp. Who could resist this spicy supper?!<p>Especially during the cold months, I love cooking jambalaya, a classic Louisiana Creole dish made with rice and spices. I enjoy it so much mainly because it’s an easy one-pot meal that tastes …

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9 Tofu Recipes Even Meat Eaters Could Love

[caption id="attachment_161119" align="alignleft" width="1600" caption="Tofu and Broccolini Pad See Ew photo and recipe from CHOW"][/caption]Growing …

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This No-Knead Olive-Rosemary Focaccia With Pistachios Takes Just 15 Minutes of Prep

More<p>The Vegan Experience<p>It's not just great vegan food, it's great food, period.<p>It's difficult to make good bread today, but it's darned easy to make hot, fresh, world-class bread tomorrow. You see that slab of focaccia above? The one covered with olives, rosemary, and pistachio? The one with the …

Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

When Barbara Marder was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago, she had part of her right lung removed, went through a round of chemotherapy and tried to move on with her life.<p>"I had hoped that everything was fine — that I would not create difficulty for my children, that I would get to see my …

Extract: A man walks off his Parkinsonian symptoms

In this passage from his book The Brain’s Way of Healing, Norman Doidge describes how John Pepper consciously retrained his movements to overcome his foot drag and tremor<p>My walking companion, John Pepper, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, over two decades ago. He first …

6 Simple and Satisfying Puréed Soups

Get out your blender! Puréed soups are simple, silky and satisfying -- and a great way to enjoy your vegetables.<p><b>1. Easy Butternut Squash Soup</b><p>This has got to be the easiest butternut squash soup recipe ever. You start with pre-cut squash from the supermarket, then you basically throw everything in a …

19 Awesome Craft Beer Destinations for Super Bowl Weekend

Once, craft beer and sports bars were mutually exclusive. But, with the aggressive expansion of this country's craft beer scene, microwbrews are taking over taps once owned by macro beers, while dedicated craft beer bars continue to spread. Now, pondering complex beer while taking in the game isn’t …

Hayfever drugs raise risk of Alzheimer's disease, say scientists

Scientists at the University of Washington say pensioners taking over-the-counter drugs like Benadryl and Nytol should tell their doctors and stop taking medication if it is not needed<p>Over-the counter hayfever tables, sleeping pills or asthma drugs significantly raise the risk of developing …

How to Make the Grain Bowl of Your Lunchtime Dreams

Still searching for the tricks needed to get your grain bowl to taste as great as the one at your favorite little luncheonette? Search no more.<p>These days, it seems like <b>Instagram-ready grain bowls</b> are popping up everywhere at spots like Egg Shop in NYC and Baker Miller in Chicago. Still searching …