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By On October 16th, 2017

Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

After listening to several former NFL players testify about the effects and risks of traumatic brain injury, one member of the House of Representatives says he will donate his brain for concussion research. Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island, who used to play football earlier in his life, says he has pledged to donate his…

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By On December 23rd, 2016

Does Improving Sleep Lead To Improved Brain Injury Recovery?

Though the link is poorly understood, brain injuries and an increase in problems with sleep often go hand-in-hand. Now, a new study suggests improvements in sleep problems could be a useful metric for assessing how far along a person’s recovery from a brain injury is. According to a report published in the journal Neurology, recovery…

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By On August 2nd, 2014

Heroic Father Behind $70 Million NCAA TBI Settlement

The recent NCAA announcement of the $70 million settlement of their class action lawsuit on brain injury is a small step in the right direction in the battle for recognition of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) as a chronic lifelong condition versus the current medical and insurance perspective.   What is most troubling is that in spite…

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By On April 2nd, 2013

President Obama Speaks About His Brain Research Initiative

Slowly but surely we are finding out more about President Obama’s massive $100 million research initiative to better understand how the brain works, and the more they tell us, the more impressive it sounds. “Imagine if we could reverse traumatic brain injury or PTSD for our veterans who are coming home … That’s what we’re…

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By On December 6th, 2011

Brain Science Conference Offers Promise for Improved Brain Research

In early November, a group of neuroscientists, medical experts, and policymakers came together at a conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota to talk about the ways different experts could work together to advance brain research and speed up the development of cures for major brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, bipolar disorder, Parkinson disease, and sports-related brain injuries. One…

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