Discovery

Measuring successful veteran reintegration

Dr. Pey-Shen Wen and a group of four researchers, primarily at Veteran’s Administration (VA) hospitals around the country, are seeking ways to best measure the successful societal reintegration of veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

More than 20 percent of veterans from the Mideast conflicts suffer from TBI, many of which are serious injuries caused… more »

Establishing a Standard for Single-breath Determination

Dr. Gerald Zavorsky, along with researchers from around the world recently published guidelines that standardize the single-breath determination of nitric oxide (NO) uptake in the lungs. It is a special lung function test that measures the adequacy of gas transfer in the lung, specifically, through the alveolar capillary membrane. This test can one day replace… more »

Bringing Care to the Caregivers of African-Americans with Dementia

Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia are spreading at an alarming rate in Georgia. The past year, 140,000 people were diagnosed with the disease in Georgia, and that diagnosis is expected to increase by 35.7 percent in the next decade.

Caring for an Alzheimer’s stricken family member is difficult at best, but often African-American… more »

Young African-Americans Underestimate Stroke Risk

Posted On February 19, 2016
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Young African-Americans often hold a distorted view of their personal risk for a stroke, two nursing researchers at Georgia State University’s Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions say in a recently published study in the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Dawn Aycock, assistant professor, and Pat Clark, professor, examined the accuracy of risk… more »

Examining Complex Brain Activity

The Lewis School co-sponsored, in conjunction with the College of Arts & Sciences, a successful BrainModes 2015 course and workshop in December. This international conference, held for the first time in the U.S., brought together experts from various disciplines and sought to explore innovative means of understanding complex brain activity and multimodal neuroscience data sets.… more »