Injury

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Research shows that even mild TBI can cause permanent brain changes in young adults – and that the damage worsens over time.
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In this podcast from Science Friday, science writer Sam Kean joins Ira Flatow to talk about the brain injuries that led to some of neuroscience’s biggest breakthroughs
  • Science Friday
  • 12 min
Quick blows to the head can cause a host of complications in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
  • TED
  • 19 min
Advances in spinal cord injury research offer hope for recovery.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Brain lesions have taught scientists a lot about how the brain works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Media coverage of Ray Rice, Adrian Peterson, and other lesser known National Football League (NFL) players involved in domestic abuse cases has pushed the larger problem facing the game—chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)—to the back burner.
  • The Dana Foundation
Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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After a traumatic brain injury, it sometimes happens that the brain can repair itself. Siddharthan Chandran walks through some new techniques using special stem cells that could allow the damaged brain to rebuild faster.
  • TED
  • 16 min
A researcher explains how her undergraduate experience inspired a career studying spinal cord injury.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using three startling delusions as examples.
  • TED
  • 26 min
When it comes to football’s concussion crisis, a picture has been painted with two clear sides. On one side are the concerned parents, media, and researchers.
  • The Dana Foundation

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