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Jailem Sidhu survived brain surgery at Lucille Packard Children's Hospital. (CBS)

Boy Nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’ By Friends Survives Brain Surgery In Bay Area Hospital

A boy nicknamed ‘The Bulldozer’ is heading home after life-saving brain surgery at a Bay Area hospital.

04/16/2014

An injured 49er is attended to on the field. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: New Sports Guidelines Suggest Individualized Concussion Care

The American Academy of Neurology said athletes shouldn’t resume playing until they’ve been fully evaluated and cleared by a doctor or other professional with concussion expertise.

03/18/2013

(CBS)

HealthWatch: Study Links Concussions To Permanent Brain Damage

In the biggest study of its kind, researchers at Boston University analyzed the brains of deceased athletes and veterans (all of who had history of repeated head trauma), and found more than 80 percent had signs of CTE, or Traumatic Brain Encephalopathy.

12/03/2012

Patrick Willis #52, NaVorro Bowman #53 and Justin Smith #94 of the San Francisco 49ers tackle Jahvid Best #44 of the Detroit Lions during the second quarter of the NFL game at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. The 49ers defeated the Lions 25-19. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Study Finds Elevated Brain Disease Risk For NFL Veterans; League Donates $30M For Research

A study of former NFL players finds they were unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease, the latest indication that repeated blows to the head may cause serious trouble later on.

09/05/2012

An Emotiv EPOC neuroheadset. (Emotiv)

Berkeley Scientists Successfully ‘Hack’ Brain To Obtain Private Data

It sounds like something out of the movie “Johnny Mnemonic,” but scientists have successfully been able to “hack” a brain with a device that’s easily available on the open market.

08/31/2012

(CBS)

HealthWatch: Hacking Into Body Metrics May Be Key To Better Health

A community of people is measuring and collecting every detail of their lives using new technology, and sharing their findings in the hopes of improving their health and the quality of their life.

05/02/2012

(CBS)

Closer Look: Bay Area Research May Help Restore Speech

New research from the Bay Area has raised the possibility that individuals who are paralyzed, or victims of health conditions such as strokes and Lou Gehrig’s disease may be able to speak in the future.

02/01/2012

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HealthWatch: UCSF Study Helps Demystify Alcohol Addiction

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the effect of alcohol on the human brain – a discovery that may lead to better treatments for alcohol addiction.

01/11/2012

(CBS)

HealthWatch: Better Health May Depend On Re-Wiring Primitive Brain

Bay Area researchers say the key to finding a diet you can stick to and improving overall health may be in retraining your brain.

11/08/2011

(IBM)

IBM Pursues Chips That Behave Like Brains

IBM announced Thursday that it has built two prototype chips that it said processes data more like how humans digest information than the chips that now power PCs and supercomputers.

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