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Supressing fidgetin promotes regrowth of injured nerves

Jan 10, 2014 by

Suppression of the enzyme fidgetin promotes the re-growth of injured nerves. Scientists studying rats found that because fidgeting prevents nerve re-growth in the adult brain, suppressing it can conversely re-grow injured nerves....

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Brain still injured after concussion symptoms fade

Dec 28, 2013 by

Research published in the Nov. 20, 2013 issue of “Neurology” found that even when symptoms from a concussion have dissipated, brain scans show abnormalities....

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Concussion testing affected by lack of sleep

Aug 4, 2013 by

Athletes who underwent baseline concussion testing did not score as high on 3 out of 4 ImPACT evaluations if they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. They showed more symptoms if they slept fewer than 7 hours. This...

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