Tag Archives: traumatic brain injury

Medical Research: It’s about you and me

collage fact sheetResearch!America’s newest fact sheet series highlights the personal stories of medical research and the importance of increasing the NIH budget in FY15. We hope you will share these fact sheets with your representatives or congressional candidates, or take it with you on Hill or in-district visits. No one who reads these stories can doubt the significance of medical progress. A stronger investment in research is needed now more than ever!

Here are their stories:

What new discoveries are we delaying and missing when we slow the pace of medical and health research?

We’ve made progress. But the funding to sustain it is eroding.

Stadium Expansion at the University of Nebraska Includes Concussion Research Facility

The University of Nebraska isn’t the first school to integrate academic concussion research into its football program; the Matthew Gfeller Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has performed groundbreaking work for years now, and the Virginia Tech/Wake Forest School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences has made incredible strides in understanding if and how football helmets can protect against concussions.

Nebraska is the latest entrant; the hope is that the school’s Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior can lead to further understanding and better diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. The center — CB3 as it’s known, according to this Associated Press story — will be located within a newly expanded portion of Memorial Stadium, where the Cornhusker football team plays its home games. The video above details the CB3 and other features of the expansion. Continue reading →

Join us for a Memorial Day Congressional Recess Social Media Advocacy Week: May 27-31

During the Memorial Day Congressional recess, Research!America invites all research stakeholders to join us in sending a strong message to Congress to Make Medical Research a National Priority. We’ll focus on a different theme for Facebook and Twitter messaging each day to show the wide ranging impact of biomedical and health research on our lives and communities. Follow us on Twitter @ResearchAmerica and use the hashtag #curesnotcuts to join in the national conversation. We will also be posting updates on our Facebook page and encourage you to engage your representatives on Facebook as well. Continue reading →