traumatic brain injury

Actor Will Smith joined Dr. Bennet Omalu and BIO president Jim Greenwood for a keynote address today at the BIO International Convention examining the science that led to the discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in football players and other athletes. Smith portrayed Omalu in the movie "Concussion" which focused on Omalu's discovery of CTE in former football players and his efforts to convince the National Football League (NFL) of the relationship between concussions and repetitive brain trauma with CTE. Omalu said he examined former Pittsburgh Steelers' football player Mike Webster's brain with his own money and brought it to his home which allowed him to own the...
Research!America’€™s newest fact sheet series highlights the personal stories of medical research and the importance of increasing the NIH budget in FY15. We hope you will share these fact sheets with your representatives or congressional candidates, or take it with you on Hill or in-district visits. No one who reads these stories can doubt the significance of medical progress. A stronger investment in research is needed now more than ever! Here are their stories: John Hudson Dilgen, Epidermolysis Bullosa Steve DeWitte, Parkinson’s disease Victor Medina, Traumatic Brain Injury Carrie Scott, Multiple Sclerosis Max Hasenauer, X-linked agammaglobulinemia Michael Moskowitz, non-Hodgkin’s...
The University of Nebraska isn’€™t the first school to integrate academic concussion research into its football program; the Matthew Gfeller Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has performed groundbreaking work for years now, and the Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences has made incredible strides in understanding if and how football helmets can protect against concussions. Nebraska is the latest entrant; the hope is that the school’€™s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior can lead to further understanding and better diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. The center ’€” CB3 as it’€™s known, according to this Associated Press story...
During the Memorial Day Congressional recess, Research!America invites all research stakeholders to join us in sending a strong message to Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority . We’€™ll focus on a different theme for Facebook and Twitter messaging each day to show the wide ranging impact of biomedical and health research on our lives and communities. Follow us on Twitter @ResearchAmerica and use the hashtag #curesnotcuts to join in the national conversation. We will also be posting updates on our Facebook page and encourage you to engage your representatives on Facebook as well. On Memorial Day Monday, we’€™ll remind Congress about the role of medical research in addressing...

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