Current Research

Can you grow new neurons?

Is it possible for adults to grow new neurons? Though many believe no, recent research has shown not only is it possible, but adults constantly do grow new neurons in a process known as neurogenesis. Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says yes, we can in a 2015 TED talk...

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Effect of physical exercise on concussion recovery

Physical exercise is widely accepted as one of the best ways to stay healthy, and there may be another one. A systematic review found that physical exercise has clear benefits in concussion recovery.   Currently, most physicians and websites say that rest is the most...

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Traumatic brain injury and laser therapy

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, affecting all demographics from youth to seniors. Despite its prevalence, there have been very few clinical trials that have yielded an effective treatment. One neurorehabilitative...

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Using sound to diagnose concussion in children

  Currently, there are few ways for doctors to accurately detect concussions in children. A recent study published from Northwestern University found that sound could be used to diagnose concussions with accuracy, which would be helpful for children who love sports...

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Portable EEG for diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Brain injury is common in contact sports and recreational activities, but a standard imaging technique to diagnose concussion has still not been established. A proof of concept explores using quantitative EEG to quickly and accurately diagnose concussions on the...

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