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.

The New 'Bionic Eye'

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The Argus II, a new retinal prosthesis, can restore partial sight to those blinded by a degenerative eye disease called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).  RP affects about 100,00 people in the United States, and usually results in total blindness.  In RP, the light-sensing cells of the retina are affected, but the optic nerve remains intact.