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From Today's Featured Entry: Third Ventricle
The third ventricle is a narrow, four-sided, irregularly shaped
opening in the middle of the brain that provides a pathway for
cerebrospinal fluid. Cerebrospinal fluid is the cushiony fluid that
protects the brain and spine from trauma. In addition to the third
ventricle, there is a fourth ventricle and two lateral (side)
ventricles, pictured to the right. There is one lateral ventricle on
each side of the brain. (Full article...)
Featured Blog Entry: The Neuropathology of CTE in the U.S.
These days, it is difficult for someone to turn on the television, open
a newspaper, or surf the internet without coming across a story on
the dangers of concussions, particularly repeat concussions. This
has caused a great deal of concern among many athletes and their
loved ones regarding participation in sports. One of the greatest
concerns that has emerged is the possibility of developing CTE   
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