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Concussion’s Damage to Brain Lingers After Symptoms Fade: Study

November 20, 2013

HealthDay News -- Months after concussion symptoms such as dizziness, headaches and memory loss fade, the brain continues to show signs of injury, a new study suggests.

Comparing 50 concussion patients with the same number of healthy people, researchers found that the brains of those suffering concussions showed abnormalities four months later. This happened despite the fact that their symptoms had already eased to some degree.

The findings may sway conventional thinking about when it's safe to resume physical activities that could produce another concussion, the study authors said.

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MRN and UNM Introduce ‘Brain Safe’ Project to Understand and Minimize Concussions on NCAA Athletes

October 9, 2013

Brain Safe Project to examine UNM athletes’ brains over course of careers

The nonprofit Mind Research Network (MRN) has partnered with the University of New Mexico (UNM) to introduce Brain Safe, an innovative, state-of-the-art sports-related concussion assessment program designed to study and minimize the impact of brain injury on NCAA athletes in contact sports.

More than 200 UNM athletes will receive a noninvasive MRI scan of brain structure, chemistry, connectivity and function at the beginning every season. Every year, or after any acute injury, the athlete will be scanned again and the results will be compared to their initial baseline MRI. Using this ‘within-subject’ design, the athlete’s baseline MRI scans can be precisely compared to post-injury scans. Highly sophisticated MRI analyses will be performed using algorithms developed by MRN and UNM scientists to identify any brain related injuries.

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Dr. Kent Kiehl’s Lab featured on PBS’s “Brains On Trial” with Alan Alda

September 24, 2013

"Brains on Trial" with Alan Alda aired on PBS in two episodes September 11th and 18th. The Kiehl lab was featured in the second episode. To view the episodes for "Brains on Trail" and more information, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/program/brains-trial/

Mind Research Network Awarded $15 Million Grant

July 22, 2013

Mind Research Network Awarded $15 Million Grant to Develop New Tools to Better Understand the Human Brain and Mental Illness

Center for Biomedical Research Excellence Receives Prestigious Award From the National Institutes of Health

ALBUQUERQUE, NM--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - The Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) at Mind Research Network (MRN), in partnership with the University of New Mexico, has received a grant worth $15 million to study mental illness, positioning the institute as leader in brain imaging. Similar to the goal of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) BRAIN Initiative, the grant seeks to use evolving neurotechnologies to better understand brain disorders.

This award allows COBRE to expand its research on psychosis and mood disorders. The grant represents the second phase of the NIH Institutional Development Award (IDeA) funding for the Multidomal Imaging of Neuropsychiatric Disorders (MIND) study conducted by COBRE.

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Mind Research Network Scientist Vince Calhoun, PH.D., Receives Two Prestigious Academic Designations

November 29, 2012

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Future Tense Event Recap: Will Neurolaw Change the Judicial System—and Does Free Will Exist?

October 22, 2012

Future Tense Event Recap: Will Neurolaw Change the Judicial System—and Does Free Will Exist?

Mind Over Matter:  fMRI Imaging Peers into the Brain’s Activities

October 12, 2012

Mind Over Matter:  fMRI Imgaing Peers into the Brain's Activities

How Electrical Brain Stimulation can Change the Way We Think

April 20, 2012

How Electrical Brain Stimulation can Change the Way We Think

Zap Your Brain Into the Zone: Fast Track on Pure Focus

February 6, 2012

Zap Your Brain Into the Zone: Fast Track on Pure Focus

Amping Up Brain Function: Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning

December 9, 2011

Amping Up Brain Function: Transcranial Stimulation Shows Promise in Speeding Up Learning

Association of Material Interaction with Emotional Regulation in 4 and 9 Month Infants During the…

December 6, 2011

Association of Material Interaction with Emotional Regulation in 4 and 9 Month Infants During the Still Face Paradigm

MRN and the Airforce Team to Raise the Bar with Military Decision Making

October 26, 2011

MRN and the Airforce Team to Raise the Bar with Military Decision Making

Tanner Foundation Awards 10K to MRN

October 18, 2011

Tanner Foundation Awards 10K to MRN

MRN, UNM Sign MEG Agreement

January 19, 2011

MRN, UNM Sign MEG Agreement

Expect the Unexpected:  Incidental findings create challenges in neuroimaging research

August 2, 2010

Expect the Unexpected:  Incidental findings create challenges in neuroimaging research