Researcher Lisa Mosconi studies the brains of living patients with cutting-edge brain-imaging technology — and uses the data to understand how brain health plays out differently in women than in men.

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Lisa Mosconi leads the Women's Brain Initiative research program at Weill Cornell Medical, where she also serves as associate director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, the first of its kind in the United States. For as long as she can remember, she wanted to be a brain scientist -- and as she witnessed her grandmother and her two sisters spiral into dementia, her motivation grew stronger. Mosconi now dedicates her entire career to studying brain health, and how it plays out differently in women than in men.

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Adopting a brain-healthy diet is a powerful tool in maximizing cognitive health and helping prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, says neuroscientist and nutritionist Lisa Mosconi. What’s more, it may even ward off common ailments that affect many women, from slow metabolism to insomnia and depression. Here are 8 steps to take.

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In Session 4 of TEDWomen 2019, we tackled some big taboos — divorce, menopause, political dissent — and met the extraordinary people on the front lines of breaking them. The event: TEDWomen 2019, Session 4: Taboo Breakers, hosted by Corey Hajim and Shoham Arad When and where: Thursday, December 5, 2019, 2:30pm PT, at La […]

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