Genetic markers for concussions

Ainissa Ramirez is a scientist, author and a self-proclaimed “Science Evangelist.” She is the creator of a podcast series called “Science Underground.” she joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss if there are genetic markers for concussions.

SciTech Now Episode 435

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at how bats can advance human technology; Ainissa Ramirez discusses if there are genetic markers for concussions; understanding how surface water and groundwater interact and the dangerous reality of mudslides.

Dr. Lipton Discusses the Risks Associated with Concussions

Mild traumatic brain injuries related to sports like football and soccer is an ongoing topic of conversation. Dr. Michael Lipton joins me to discuss the use of advanced imaging techniques in concussion research. Dr. Lipton is the Associate Director at the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, as well as Medical Director of MRI Services at Montefiore Medical Center. So what can you see inside the brain of someone who’s had a concussion?