Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 13, 2013
Getting enough ZZZs may play a part in concussion testing
Athletes who didn't get enough sleep the night before undergoing baseline concussion testing didn't perform as well as expected, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

Type of helmet, may not lower concussion risk
40,000 high school football kids get a concussion every year, but contrary to equipment manufacturers' claims, the specific brand of helmet and helmet age were not associated with lower risk of concussion, say researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL.

An embolic agent in the rete mirabile induces ischemic stroke in miniature pigs
According to a study in the Neural Regeneration Research, an ischemic stroke model was established successfully in the miniature pig by blocking the skull base retia with sodium alginate microspheres.

Can supplementing vitamin D reduce infections in patients from neurosurgical ICU?
Can supplementing vitamin D reduce infections in patients from neurosurgical ICU?

Knee cartilage repair technique shows improvement in patient outcomes and regeneration
A natural tissue graft can spur regeneration of cartilage and improve symptoms in patients who have cartilage damage in their knee, according to a study by researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery.

Rat hippocampal neurons: An executor of neuroinflammation
Recent findings suggest that Toll-like receptor 4 expressed in the central nervous system, especially in glial cells, plays a vital role in neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative conditions.
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