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Dr. Hannah Brühl

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Arentoft, A., Sweat, V., Starr, V., Oliver, S., Hassenstab, J., Bruehl, H., McHugh, P., Convit, A. (2009). Plasma BDNF is reduced among middle-aged and elderly women with impaired insulin function: Evidence of a compensatory mechanism. Brain and Cognition, 71(2), 147-52. doi: 10.1016/j.bandc.2009.04.009.

Axelrod, F., Hilz, M., Berlin, D., Yau, P., Javier, D., Sweat, V., Bruehl, H., Convit, A. (2009). Neuroimaging supports central pathology in familial dysautonomia. Journal of Neurology. doi: 10.1007/s00415-009-5293-1.

Bruehl, H., Sweat, V., Tirsi, A., Shah, B., Convit, A. (2011). Obese Adolescents with Type 2   Diabetes Mellitus Have Hippocampal and Frontal Lobe Volume Reductions. Neuroscience & Medicine, 2011 Mar; 2(1): 34-42. doi: 10.4236/nm. 2011.21005

Bruehl, H., Sweat, V., Hassenstab, J., Polyakov, V., Convit, A. (2010). Cognitive impairment in nondiabetic middle-aged and older adults is associated with insulin resistance. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 32(5), 487-93. Retrieved March 8, 2011, from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20524222.

Bruehl, H., Rueger, M., Dziobek, I., Sweat, V., Tirsi, A., Javier, E., Wolf, O.T., Convit, A. (2007). Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Dysregulation and Memory Impairments in Type 2 Diabetes. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, 92(7), 2439-2445. doi: 10.1210/jc.2006-2540.

Bruehl, H., Wolf, O. T., Convit, A. (2009). A blunted cortisol awakening response and hippocampal atrophy in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 34(6), 815-21. doi: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2008.12.010.

Bruehl, H., Wolf, O. T., Sweat, V., Tirsi, A., Richardson, S., Convit, A. (2009). Modifiers of cognitive function and brain structure in middle-aged and elderly individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Brain Research, 1280, 186-94. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2009.05.032.

Gold, S., Dziobek, I., Sweat, V., Tirsi, A., Rogers, K., Bruehl, H., Richardson, S., Javier, E., Convit, A. (2007). Hippocampal damage and memory impairments as possible early brain complications of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 50(4), 711-719. doi: 10.1007/s00125-007-0602-7.

Hassenstab, J., Sweat, V., Bruehl, H., Convit, A. (2010). Metabolic syndrome is associated with learning and recall impairment in middle age. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders, 29(4), 356-62. doi: 10.1159/000296071.

Sweat, V., Starr, V., Bruehl, H., Arentoft, A., Tirsi, A., Javier, E., Convit, A. (2008). C-Reactive Protein is Linked to Lower Cognitive Performance in Overweight and Obese Women. Inflammation, 31(3), 198-207. doi: 10.1007/s10753-008-9065-3.

Tirsi, A., Bruehl, H., Sweat, V., Tsui, W., Reddy, S., Javier, E., Lee, C., Convit, A. (2009). Retinal vessel abnormalities are associated with elevated fasting insulin levels and cerebral atrophy in nondiabetic individuals. Ophthalmology, 116(6), 1175-81. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.12.046.

Yau, P. L., Javier, D., Tsui, Wai, Sweat, V., Bruehl, H., Borod, J. C., Convit, A. (2009). Emotional and neutral declarative memory impairments and associated white matter microstructural abnormalities in adults with type 2 diabetes. Psychiatry Research, 174(3), 223-30. doi: 10.1016/j.pscychresns.2009.04.016.