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A New Team in the Battle Against Alzheimer’s: The Bredesen Protocol and the Transcendental Meditation Technique

Transcendental Meditation has been recognized as an effective way to prevent cognitive decline by UCLA’s Dr. Dale Bredesen in his new bestselling book, The End of Alzheimer’s: The First Program to Prevent and Reverse Cognitive Decline. 

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New Study: Role of Transcending in Cognitive Development

A new paper by Professor Fred Travis in the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences discusses how specific experiences help promote cognitive development at various stages as one grows, culminating in the experience of transcendence as a driver of further development once an individual reaches the adult stage of rational thought.

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PhD Student Receives $5,000 Research Grant

Dinesh Gyawali, a doctoral student in physiology, recently received a grant from the Cochrane Collaboration to help subsidize expenses associated with his project to systematically review research on the effect of Ayurvedic preparations on cardiovascular risk factors, specifically high cholesterol.

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Dr. Rosenthal’s “Super Mind” Now Available for Pre-Order

Dr. Normal Rosenthal’s new book Super Mind: How to Boost Performance and Live a Richer, Happier Life Through Transcendental Meditation will be released on May 17th, 2016 and is currently available for pre-order through his official website.

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Study Finds TM Reduces Stress in Caregivers

A new study involving 23 caregivers, most of whom were taking care of a family member with Alzheimer’s, found that over a two-month period practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique helped to reduce the stress associated with caregiving.

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New Study Finds Reduced PTSD, Medication Use in Active-Duty Service Members

A new study reports that regular practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique enables some active-duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better control of their debilitating symptoms.

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New Study Shows Increases in Telomerase Gene Expression

A new study published last month in PLOS One found that the Transcendental Meditation technique and lifestyle changes both appear to stimulate genes that produce telomerase, an enzyme that’s associated with a decrease in cellular aging, reduced blood pressure, prevention of cardiovascular disease, and reduced mortality.

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Dr. Fred Travis’ New Research Project

Dr. Fred Travis is working on an exciting new project! He and his research team are investigating effects of listening to Vedic chanting on EEG patterns. Their preliminary findings are that, compared to brain patterns during TM practice, listening to Vedic recitation leads to higher coherence in the Alpha1 frequency, the frequency seen during transcending, and in the Theta frequency, the frequency of inner mental processing.

Going to India: Vedic chanting

It all started two years ago when Dr. Travis visited the Brahmasthan of India, which is...

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MUM Lean Six Sigma Case Study Published

An article summarizing a step-by-step lean process improvement project at Maharishi International University (MIU) entitled, “Case Study: Application of DMAIC to Academic Assessment in Higher Education,” will be published by the peer reviewed journal, Quality Assurance for Higher Education in August 2015 (Vol. 7, No. 2).

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Germany, China Show Interest in MUM Health Findings

Both the German and European hypertension and heart associations are now evaluating research on the Transcendental Meditation technique as a treatment for high blood pressure and prevention of heart disease, thanks to recent visits by Robert Schneider, MD, FACC, dean of the Maharishi College of Perfect Health.

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