Benjamin Gravesteijn

Scientific Communication Post-Covid-19

You couldn’t have missed it. The last couple of weeks were full of hopeful Covid-19 news: Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their vaccine was 90% effective, followed by Moderna’s press release that their vaccine was 94.5% effective. This news was received with great anticipation and euphoria. As a result, the world stock market exploded. Nevertheless personally, I was actually quite shocked about how these companies communicated this news with the public.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy after repeated soccer headings

Methodological and societal barriers

This weekend, the NRC, an important Dutch newspaper, published an article concerning the influence of major sports organizations (UEFA, FIFA, AFL) on research concerning chronic traumatic encaphalopathy (CTE). CTE has seen more and more public interest in the last couple of decades. This disease has been described to occur after a career in sports such as soccer, football, or boxing: these are all associated with a substantial amount of repeated mild concussions.

Research Highlight: a New Classification for Traumatic Brain Injury

Hypothesis free analyses: can we learn anything from that?

Last couple of weeks, I haven’t been the most active on this blog, unfortunately. I started my clinical rotations, and still had to finish a couple of deadlines for my PhD. Therefore, I neglected this channel. However, I still wanted to bring you a new research highlight of my newest paper. It has been published in the journal of Neurotrauma, and is one of the results from the CENTER-TBI study.