February 2013

DUKE Study Shows: BPA May Affect the Developing Brain by Disrupting Gene Regulation

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Environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a widespread chemical found in plastics and resins may destroy a gene vital to nerve cell function and to the development of the central nervous system, according to a study led by researchers at Duke MedicineThe

Good News for Football Players: New Nasal Spray Reduces Brain Swelling After Concussion

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As a number of former athletes come forward with stories of long-term brain damage resulting from blows to the head, the stigma around concussions is changing.  This is opening the door for better diagnostics and treatments for traumatic brain injuries, says neuroscientist Jake Van Landingham.

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