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KXAS | NBC | Sep 19, 2023

New research shows ketamine might actually help kids heal after a traumatic brain injury.

The Washington Post | Sep 19, 2023

A study of twins who served in World War II showed that traumatic brain injuries are associated with faster rates of cognitive decline as we age

The New York Times | Sep 18, 2023

Some neurosurgeons are testing an acrylic prosthesis that lets them peer into patients’ heads with ultrasound.

Wired | Sep 13, 2023

Brain injury from contact sports doesn't just affect professional athletes. A new study of amateur athletes who died before turning 30 reveals that many already showed signs of neurodegeneration.

The New York Times | Aug 31, 2023

Meiko Locksley was found to have had a degenerative brain disease often associated with football. His father, the head coach at Maryland, is still reckoning with the implications.

The Washington Post | Aug 17, 2023

Heading a soccer ball repeatedly could be bad for the brain, according to a growing body of research about the potential long-term impacts on brains and minds from frequent collisions between heads and balls.

UNSW Newsroom, Sydney | Aug 17, 2023

The identification of a metabolic pathway could lead to answers and new treatments for those experiencing brain fog because of long COVID. 

ScienceDaily | Aug 16, 2023

Columbia researchers have identified brain injuries that may underlie hidden consciousness, a puzzling phenomenon in which brain-injured patients are unable to respond to simple commands, making them appear unconscious despite having some level of awareness.

Scientific American | Aug 16, 2023

Sleep loss dampens brain regions that help manage our emotions.

The Guardian | Aug 16, 2023

After the accident, Joe Yelverton moved to another state, threw himself into work and tried to numb his feelings. But eventually he had to accept he couldn’t outrun his past

The New York Times | Aug 16, 2023

Night brings little sleep and terrifying dreams. Day brings panic attacks and flashbacks. All are exhausted and some think of suicide. They fear their own thoughts, and what those thoughts might drive them to do.

Sky News | Aug 14, 2023

From next season, the legal tackle height in community rugby will be lowered from below the shoulders to the base of the sternum in a move to address concerns over injuries and concussion in the sport. The change will apply across the community game and will be implemented in clubs, schools and universities - at both age-grade and adult levels.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee | Aug 14, 2023

When people experience a traumatic event, such as injury in a car accident or physical violence, most will rebound with no adverse long-term consequences. For others, the trauma sets off symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder that may last for years.

Global News | Aug 14, 2023

Men with a history of playing organized football have higher odds of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study from the Boston University CTE Center suggests.

Today | Jul 27, 2023

Kristen Armstrong is no longer married to her high school sweetheart, Brandon Smith — but she loves him more than ever, and so does her spouse.

Time | Jul 20, 2023

The list of neurocognitive issues that researchers must track is extensive: cognitive decline, changes in brain size and structure, depression and suicidal thinking, tremors, seizures, memory loss, and new or worsened dementia have all been linked to previous SARS-CoV-2 infections. In some cases, these longer-term problems occur even in patients with relatively mild COVID-19. -- Read more on the neurological effects of COVID-19

Psychology Today | Jul 14, 2023

Research explores use of psychedelics for conditions like depression and PTSD. Read more on psychedelics

The Washington Post | Jul 14, 2023

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing is a common, but not well-understood, approach to treating trauma-related conditions and disturbing life experiences -- Read more on EMDR

Interesting Engineering | Jul 14, 2023

When laser tech, fluorescence microscopy, and electronics manufacturing come together (just to name a few), great things happen— meet the 'ExA-SPIM' microscope.

Neuroscience News | Jul 10, 2023

With social distancing rules relaxing, dancing is once again a popular activity among adults of all ages. Dancing provides both physical and psychological benefits. -- Read more on the benefits of Creative Arts Therapies

CNN | Jul 10, 2023

No one expected Jamie MoCrazy to live after her fall. The chances of survival are slim when the brain starts bleeding in eight spots.

The New York Times | Jul 3, 2023

‘One Foot in the Present, One Foot in the Past:’ The once-experimental trauma treatment has become increasingly popular -- Here’s how the therapy, EMDR works

The Washington Post | Jul 3, 2023

A team of chemists at the University of Western Australia are harnessing MDMA with a therapeutic purpose in mind.

AARP | Jul 3, 2023

Independence Day celebrations can trigger symptoms for some military vets  -- Learn more about PTSD triggers

The Washington Post | Jun 26, 2023

Sing With Us linked singing in the choir to reduced stress hormones and increased cytokines, proteins that can boost the body’s ability to fight serious illness. -- Read more on the health benefits of creativity