CTE Diagnosed In Action Sports Star Dave Mirra

Months after committing suicide, Dave Mirra has become the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE by Robert Silverman, vocativ.com (May 24, 2016) — After BMX biking legend Dave Mirra committed suicide on February 4 of this year, his wife had his brain tested for chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Sadly, the result came back [...]

FDA Approves First Cognitive Screening Test For Head Injury Patients

By Alyssa Navarro, Tech Times (August 23, 2016) — Federal health regulators in the United States approved on Monday the use of two new computer softwares as cognitive screening tests for traumatic head injury patients. Known as ImPACT or the Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing (ImPACT), the new testing device, as well as a [...]

Brain cells restored by stem cell therapy following stroke, neurological diseases

When a person has a stroke, blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing brain cells to die within minutes due to lack of oxygen. In some cases, this can result in paralysis, speech and language problems, vision problems, and memory loss. But in a new study, researchers have shown that stem cell therapy increases [...]

NIH invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research

New round of projects for visualizing the brain in action. NIH.gov (October 1, 2015) — The National Institutes of Health announced its second wave of grants to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH investment to $85 million in fiscal year 2015. Sixty-seven new awards, totaling [...]