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How Blows to the Head Cause Numerous Small Swellings Along the Length of Neuronal Axons

Researchers from The Ohio State University have announced they have discovered how blows to the head cause numerous small swellings along the length of neuronal axons. The study, “Polarity of varicosity initiation in central neuron mechanosensation,” which will be published June 12 in The Journal of Cell Biology, observes the swelling process in live cultured…
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Developments Around NFL Concussion Litigation Are Blowing Up

“The science could determine that all that matters for CTE is the concussive hits you took before your 18th birthday,” lawyer Paul Clement, a former U.S. solicitor general, argued Thursday for the NFL. That passage from an Associated Press story yesterday could send shock waves through the sports world and reinforce what concussion experts have said…
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Houston Concussion Conference to Feature Cantu and Nowinski as Keynote Speaker

With a theme of “Grey Matters: Discerning the Impacts of Head Injury,” the Krost Symposium 2015 will be held October 7-8 in Houston. Dr. Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinski will give the keynote address for the conference, which will be held at Texas Lutheran University on October 8 at 8:30 a.m. in the Jackson Auditorium.…
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