Your Weekly Dose of #5ThoughtsFriday: A description of what we think is important at BIAMD

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Michael Gerlach prepariing to go OVER THE EDGE on September 30, 2017 and repel down the face of the 16 story Bethesda Metro Center building to raise Money and Awareness for the 7,549 Athletes of Special Olympics Maryland.
5) Check out BIAMD on "Insight on Disability with Michael Gerlach"
Insight on Disability, Sunday Nights at 7pm on TalkRadio 680 WCBM AM is dedicated to bringing awareness to the public about disabilities and how they affect everyone. IOD strives to provide information about resources that are available to assist those in need of help. It also highlights those with disabilities that have done amazing things or who have contributed to the betterment of society.

Bryan Pugh, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of Maryland was asked on the show to discuss brain injury, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), its impact on sports, and the upcoming Scarecrow Classic 5k and 1 Mile Walk.

(When signing off, Mike mistakenly says the event is on Saturday, the event is actually on Sunday, October 8th.)

To Listen to the Broadcast.. . CLICK HERE
The 2017 Scarecrow Classic 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk will be held on
October 8, 2017 on the University of Maryland Baltimore County campus.

This event, hosted by the Brain Injury Association of Maryland (BIAMD) will rally survivors, families, friends, and supporters around the common goal of raising awareness about brain injury within the community and providing much needed funding to support the programs and initiatives of BIAMD.

Online Pre-Registration has closed, but Walk Up Registration the Day of the Race begins at 7:30am at UMBC.

We would love to see you there!
“Molecular Recorder” would reveal secrets of brain development
For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in – and then played back from – DNA in living cells . Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health say it is a major step toward a “molecular recorder” that may someday make it possible to get read-outs, for example, of the changing internal states of neurons as they develop .

“We want to turn cells into historians,” explained neuroscientist Seth Shipman, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston. “We envision a biological memory system that’s much smaller and more versatile than today’s technologies, which will track many events non-intrusively over time.”

Shipman, Harvard’s Drs. George Church, Jeffrey Macklis and Jeff Nivala report on their proof-of-concept for a futuristic “molecular ticker tape” online July 12, in the journal Nature. The work was funded by NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and the National Human Genome Research Institute.

The ability to record such sequential events like a movie at the molecular level is key to the idea of reinventing the very concept of recording using molecular engineering, say the researchers. In this scheme, cells themselves could be induced to record molecular events – such as changes in gene expression over time – in their own genomes. Then the information could be retrieved simply by sequencing the genomes of the cells it is stored in.

Read more on this extraordinary development, CLICK HERE

Grab your popcorn and check out this video CLICK HERE .

How to Use Do Not Disturb While Driving in iOS 11
In iOS 11, Apple has introduced a Do Not Disturb While Driving Feature that's designed to mute incoming calls, texts, and notifications while you're driving to cut down on accident-causing distractions. 

Do Not Disturb While Driving is not a feature that's enabled automatically, but you will see a popup prompting you to turn it on when Apple detects the motion of a car after installing iOS 11 for the first time. Despite the notification, you'll still need to choose how you want to use the feature if you miss the initial setup process. 

Do Not Disturb can be set to turn on manually, automatically when the iPhone detects a car's acceleration, or when an iPhone connects to a car's Bluetooth.  

 Some iPhone features can actually save lives... CLICK HERE. 
 2) What We Are Reading That You Might Enjoy...
Conversations with My Self is a collection of poems by Jean Hargadon Wehner, clergy sexual abuse survivor and contributor to the Emmy-nominated Netflix documentary series "The Keepers." Its focus is on the recovery of repressed memories through journal writing, conversations with the child within, and reflecting on past abuse, violence, love, loss and transformation. It is not just about recovering memories, but more importantly, it's about the journey - through time and perseverance - to find one's true Self.
For The Book CLICK HERE.

  (If you decide to buy anything mentioned in #5ThoughtsFriday, don't forget to use  Amazon Smile  and select the Brain Injury Association of Maryland as your donation beneficiary.) 
1) Quote We Are Contemplating...

" Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.

HEADWAY: BIAMD's eNewsletter is Online!
Check it Out by CLICKING HERE !

We are very excited to provide you an update on all that's been going on at the Brain Injury Association of Maryland and events happening in the near future!   
The Sinai Rehabilitation Center one-day course brings together an interdisciplinary team of presenters who have developed strategies to address the psychological and psychiatric needs of this complex patient population. Attendees will be guided by expert tips and knowledge to maximize treatment, improve outcomes, and facilitate patients’ successful return to their prior levels of function.

November 3, 2017

8:00am–4:30 pm

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