Brain Injury

Huffington Post: Brain-injury Program Working with NFL Players

A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. The […]

Dalhousie University News: Protecting The Brain

Neuroscience is a big field, populated by experts around the world. They search for treatments for people with brain and spine injuries, seek cures for neurodegenerative diseases and research diagnostic and prevention methods for the body’s most intricate — and delicate — of systems. Dr. Friedman’s research focuses of detecting and treating damage to blood […]

Medical Xpress: Signaling mechanism could be target for survival, growth of tumor cells in brain cancer

UT Southwestern Medical Center neurology researchers have identified an important cell signaling mechanism that plays an important role in brain cancer and may provide a new therapeutic target. Researchers found that this mechanism—a type of signaling termed constitutive or non-canonical epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) signaling—is highly active in glioblastomas, the most common type of […]

Health Canal: Glowing Tumor Surgery Offers New Hope to Brain Cancer Patient

A study in the Journal of Neurosurgery last February reported the success of using fluorescence to illuminate brain tumor cells. Researchers found that fluorescence was more effective than MRI and surgical microscopes in revealing tumor tissue that is difficult to identify. Another publication in October in Neurosurgical Review concluded that fluorescein-guided surgery is safe, effective […]

Medical News Today: fMRI detects neural injury due to HIV before symptoms occur

A five-minute functional MRI (fMRI) test can pick up neuronal dysfunction in HIV-positive individuals who don’t yet exhibit cognitive decline, say neuroscientists and clinicians at Georgetown University Medical Center. Their study in Neuroimaging: Clinical provides proof-of-concept that imaging can help track neural functioning in this population, known to be affected by the virus and potentially […]

CBC NEWS: Halifax research links untreated concussions to brain disorders

A Halifax neurosurgeon is studying the link between concussions and the risk of developing brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and epilepsy. Dr. Alon Friedman recently published a paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Neuroscience on a way to detect the damage caused by brain trauma. (December 15, 2014) Read the full […]

UT San Diego: Are Navy SEALs affected by repeated blasts?

A pilot study in San Diego will look at how Navy SEAL brains are affected by repeated blasts, research with possible implications for other Americans who suffer brain injuries. Two U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs researchers will use $30,000 in privately raised funds for what’s being called the “SEAL Breacher Study”. VA researchers Dewleen Baker […]