Articles by Juliana Rose Pignataro

Juliana joined IBT as a breaking news and science reporter in September 2016. She hails from Long Island and is a graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University.  She has covered a variety of topics for different outlets including the Syracuse Post-Standard and spent some time as a television reporter. She can usually be found exploring New York City or reading her latest favorite book. Email her at 


Meditation Falun Gong

Breathing Exercises Can Make The Mind Sharper

Researchers put claims of meditation and pranayama practitioners to test, looking for a neurophysiological basis to them, and found breathing exercises have a positive correlation with the ability to focus.