Brain Research

The Express Times: Bethlehem company hopes mobile device that identifies concussions will become sports standard

The mobile, wearable device measures brainwave biosensor data to help evaluate concussions. Company officials say it’s the first mobile objective contributor in diagnosing concussions, which often is determined by subjective methods, such as checking vision and balance. “Objective data — provided rapidly, near the athletic field — would empower field clinicians with a considerable advantage […]

The Score: An 18-year-old intern who kept messing up brain surgery on mice accidentally stumbled on a scientific breakthrough

The researchers found that brain damage could be significantly reduced if an antioxidant is applied immediately after the trauma. The study, which was of great interest to the NFL world, was based on the observation of mice immediately after brain trauma. In a remarkable happenstance, the study wouldn’t have been possible if Roth hadn’t been so bad […]

New York Post: From Mullet to Math Genius After a Concussion

Padgett’s world is bursting with mathematical patterns. He is one of a few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Tree leaves outside his window are evidence of Pythagoras’ Theorem. The arc that light makes when […]

Fox News: Half of Jailed NYC Youths Have a Brain Injury, Study Shows

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders. Experts say the findings, published this week in The […]

ABC News: Laughing Makes Your Brain Work Better, New Study Finds

In a recent small study conducted at Loma Linda University in Southern California, 20 normal, healthy, older adults watched a funny video distraction-free for 20 minutes, while a control group sat calmly with no video. Afterwards, they performed memory tests and had saliva samples analyzed for stress hormones. You guessed it; those who got to […]

The Health Site: Are Brain Disorders An Evolutionary Problem?

Why is it that our Neanderthal ancestors never suffered from brain disorders like autism or schizophrenia but it’s a common malice in the modern world? The reason is that our cave-dwelling ancestors didn’t have the DNA triggers which can lead to these ailments. They were essentially turned off while the identical genes in today’s humans […]

My Brain Test: Your Brain Loves Coffee for Good Reasons

Coffee beans are full of antioxidents. It turns out that many people receive almost all of their antioxidents from drinking coffee, with tea and bananas a distant second and third choice. While coffee is a reasonable option for antioxidant intake, vegetables and fruits are also good choices. See this expanded list of brain healthy foods. Regular coffee consumption […]

Injury Lawyer: New Study Shows Testosterone Side Effects May Include Brain Damage

Popular testosterone therapy products including AndroGel, Axiron and Testim have already been tied to an increased risk for cardiovascular injuries and death in some patients. Now emerging research published this April in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that testosterone side effects may also include neurological damage. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, who examined […]

Democrat & Chronicle: UR study: Football impact on brain lingers

A football season of only routine hits to the helmet might inflict enough injury to the brain that six months of normal, non-contact activity afterward isn’t enough time for it to heal. That’s what a University of Rochester research study of 10 of the school’s players suggests. The results, published Thursday, provide a new look […]