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Brain Protection
Adapted from an Aston University news release.
Every year, millions of people around the world suffer brain and spinal cord injuries resulting from trauma, accidents, infections or stroke. These injuries trigger swelling that can lead to death or long-lasting disabilities, but current treatment options are limited and can be risky. Read Brain Protection »

A Silent Epidemic
By Stephanie Dutchen
Only a few decades ago, medical professionals believed they couldn't do anything to stop a subset of elderly patients in the hospital from sliding into delirium—an acute state of confusion that can arise from illness or surgery and that raises risk of serious health complications and death. Read A Silent Epidemic »

Inappropriate Diagnoses
By Ekaterina Pesheva
A postmortem exam of the brain remains the gold standard for diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, the neurodegenerative brain disease believed to arise from repeated hits to the head. Read Inappropriate Diagnoses »