Monthly Archives: October 2011

Woody the woodpecker, why no concussions?

Last night on CBC TV News after nos glorieux Canadiens beat the big, bad Bruins there was a brief mention of studying woodpeckers to understand their head motion activity asking the question, why don’t woodpeckers get concussions? I have referred … Continue reading

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Ralph Steinman Nobel Prize for Medicine 2011 for dendritic immune signalling cell-biology, is shape sensing involved?

Do you have a hero? I have a bunch, especially in the medical field for people overcoming great obstacles to promote breakthrough knowledge, like this year’s Medicine Nobel Laureate-Ralph Steinman. Notice how when Steinman first started publishing his first dendritic … Continue reading

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Current concussion research-what’s out there now

Sections Home » Sports » Hockey » Concussions Brain spotting: Exploring the biology behind concussions ANNE McILROY SCIENCE REPORTER Last updated Monday, Mar. 28, 2011 12:04PM EDT A- A+ When concussed athletes visit Patrick Neary’s lab at the University of … Continue reading

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Tako-Tsubo cardiomyopathy- dying from a broken heart.

I’ve shamelessly posted this notice for the MacArthur Fellow since it involves concussion research about Kevin Guskiewicz from online source BioTechniques. He’s going about concussion research in the most appropriate way, as they say in Quebecois, CHAPEAU ! After the … Continue reading

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Measuring with accelerometers, accurate football player impacts following analysis within their brains the zones of the greatest strain profiles.

Ann Biomed Eng. 2011 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] Maximum Principal Strain and Strain Rate Associated with Concussion Diagnosis Correlates with Changes in Corpus Callosum White Matter Indices. McAllister TW, Ford JC, Ji S, Beckwith JG, Flashman LA, Paulsen … Continue reading

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Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia, Asystole, and Seizures

Arch Neurol Vol 34, April 1977 233-235 c/o Department of Neurology, St-Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, texas medical center, Houston : JN Alpert, CH Armbrust, M Akhavi, ES Stamatiou, JM Killian, M De Shazo It pays to have my youngest son studying medicine here … Continue reading

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Reply to Ken Dryden article online with GRANTLAND concerning playing HeadSmart proposal to Gary Bettman

Dr Mr Dryden Your article in GRANTLAND concerning Sidney Crosby will hit home I hope with reductions of direct head hits around the hockey world. I would like to join your Head Smart campaign. I am on sabbatical leave here … Continue reading

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