In case you missed it, Science Daily reports that mindfulness meditation slows immune degradation in AIDS patients by lowering stress.
“Mindfulness meditation is the practice of bringing an open and receptive awareness of the present moment to experiences, avoiding thinking of the past or worrying about the future. It is thought to reduce stress and improve health outcomes in a variety of patient populations.”
This finding is hopefully going to give meditation research another rush of neuro-psychology funding. Finding, funding, good!
Meanwhile, the good people of the Santa Barbara Institute continue to study meditation using first and second-person methods, which are a much needed complement to the hard sciences.