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Brain plasticity restored in adult mice through targeting specific nerve cell connections

Neuroscientists at Tufts University School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Yale University School of Medicine, have discovered a new molecular mechanism that is essential for maturation of brain function and may be used to restore plasticity in aged brains. Unlike previous research that broadly manipulated brain plasticity using approaches that affected the entire… Read More »

5 Shockingly Simple Ways to Get Rid of Brain Fog, According to Doctors

It isn’t a clinical condition, but doctors know what you mean when you say you have brain fog. “It’s one of the most common complaints I hear,” says Felicia Goldstein, Ph.D., professor in the neurology department at Emory University Brain Health Center in Atlanta. Brain fog feels like forgetfulness, slow thinking, those “it’s on the… Read More »

Intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: An “invisible” public health epidemic

While studying brain injuries in the mid-1990s, I began volunteering in a domestic violence shelter. I noticed that the abuse and problems many women reported were consistent with possibly experiencing concussions. Women reported many acts of violence that could cause trauma to the brain, as well as many post-concussive symptoms. Shockingly, my search for literature… Read More »