traumatic brain injury
NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury
NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Hockey Follows Football’s Suit
Jef Akst | Nov 26, 2013
Just three months after the settlement of the highly publicized NFL head-trauma lawsuit, former professional hockey players announce a similar case against the NHL.
NFL Settles Concussion Case
NFL Settles Concussion Case
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League will pay a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.
Week in Review
Week in Review
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2013
Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research
Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma
Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 10, 2013
An NIH study finds that the former NFL linebacker who committed suicide last May had signs of degenerative brain disease.
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 14, 2012
Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?
Jef Akst | May 3, 2012
Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?
New Brain Stem Cell
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 23, 2012
Progenitor cells discovered in the brain’s small blood vessels have the capacity to differentiate into neurons and other tissue types.
Can War Injuries Spawn Massacres?
Bob Grant | Mar 21, 2012
Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.