Research Updates: meditation

Below are short extracts from research updates about this subject - select more to read each item.

  1. Issue 234

    BIRX,  School of Nursing, Radford University, VA, USA. ebirx@radford.edu  analyzed and compared the concepts of centring and opening meditation processes in health care.

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  2. Issue 233

    REINER and COLLEAGUES,  (1)Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel conduct a literature review to investigate the specific effect of  Mindfulness-based interventions (MBIs) upon pain intensity.

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  3. Issue 214

    JACOBS and COLLEAGUES,  Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis investigate the link between mindfulness meditation and stress reduction.

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  4. Issue 211

    CHIESA and COLLEAGUES, Institute of Psychiatry, University of Bologna, Viale Carlo Pepoli 5, Bologna, Italy. albertopnl@yahoo.it  reviewed current evidence regarding the effects of Mindfulne1

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  5. Issue 210

    CUTSHALL and COLLEAGUES, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA studied whether a self-directed, computer-guided meditation training program is useful for stress reduction in hospital nurses.

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  6. Issue 210

    MOHAN and COLLEAGUES, Department of Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India studied the effects of meditation on stress-induced changes in cognitive

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  7. Issue 209

    GROSS and COLLEAGUES, College of Pharmacy, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. gross002@umn.edu set out to investigate the potential of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) as a treatment for chr1

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  8. Issue 203

    IVES-DELIPERI and COLLEAGUES, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa. vives@mweb.co.za  used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to identify the brain regions involved in state mindfulnes1

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  9. Issue 202

    JACOBS and COLLEAGUES, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain, Davis, CA 95618, USA. tljacobs@ucdavis.edu investigated the effects of a 3-month meditation retreat on telomerase activity and two major contributor1

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  10. Issue 200

    ANDO and COLLEAGUES, Faculty of Nursing, St. Mary's College, Tsubukuhonmachi 422, Kurume City, Fukuoka, Japan. andou@st-mary.ac.jp examined mindfulness-based meditation therapy.

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  11. Issue 200

    KERR and COLLEAGUES, Harvard Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA. cathy.catherinekerr@gmail.com investigated whether alpha modulation can be enhanced by ‘mind1

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  12. Issue 197

    SCHOORMANS and NYKLICEK, Department of Medical Psychology, Centre of Research on Psychology in Somatic Disease (CoRPS), Tilburg University, Tilburg, the Netherlands d.schoormans@amc.uva.nl examined whethe1

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  13. Issue 191

    CHADWICK and COLLEAGUES,  King's College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Dept of Psychology, London, UK. paul.chadwick@kcl.ac.uk explored experiences of practising mindfulness and how this related t1

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  14. Issue 191

    XUE and COLLEAGUES, Institution Institute of Neuroinformatics and Laboratory for Body and Mind, Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China determined whether 11 h of Integrative Body-Mind Training(IBMT) alters topological properties of the an1

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  15. Issue 191

    STONINGTON, Anthropology, History and Social Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA. scott.stonington@stanfordalumni.org describes a new form of clinical 1

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  16. Issue 188

    YANG and COLLEAGUES,  Cardinal Tien College of Healthcare and Management, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC. yang@ctcn.edu.tw examineD the effects of meditation on the physical and mental health of junior college students.

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  17. Issue 186

    MULARSKI and COLLEAGUES,  The Center for Health Research , Kaiser Permanente Northwest, Portland, OR 97227, USA. Richard.A.Mularski@kpchr.org tested the efficacy of a mindfulness-based breathing1

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  18. Issue 182

    NIDICH and COLLEAGUES, Center for Natural Medicine and Prevention, Maharishi University of Management Research Institute, Maharishi Vedic City, Iowa, USA. snidich@mum.edu conducted a randomized controlled trial (1

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  19. Issue 171

    RAFFONE and SRINIVASAN,  Department of Psychology, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy; Perceptual Dynamics Laboratory, BSI RIKEN, Japan. antonino.raffone@uniroma1 .it attempt to deve1

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  20. Issue 165

    VESTERGAARD-POULSEN and COLLEAGUES, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark. peterv@pet.auh.dk report evidence of structural differences in the lower brainstem of parti1

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