Ayan S. MandalNov 4, 2022
A Stethoscope for the Brain
Preventive Approaches to Protect the Mind
New Degree Press 2022
A taken-for-granted miracle occurs in doctors’ offices across the world every single day. With only a stethoscope and an inflatable cuff, a physician can check your blood pressure to predict your risk of future heart problems. These tools give you the chance to take proactive steps to reduce this risk if needed. Why don’t we have similar tools for the brain?
A Stethoscope for the Brain: Preventive Approaches to Protect the Mind (New Degree Press, 2022) is a book about proactive strategies to prevent brain diseases. Blending the stories of people affected by brain disease with the science that saves patients’ lives, neuroscientist Ayan Mandal invites readers to learn about the future of brain health.
This book tells the stories of...
- A sisterhood of Catholic nuns who taught the world the secret to preventing dementia
- The French patient whose legacy guides our ability to treat strokes early
- Military veterans whose routine checkups led to a discovery that could prevent the most common cause of disability in young adults
New advances in medicine are proving that maladies of the mind are not inevitable. Learn what can be done to protect the brains of you and your loved ones.
Galina Limorenko is a doctoral candidate in Neuroscience with a focus on biochemistry and molecular biology of neurodegenerative diseases at EPFL in Switzerland.