Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI
December 12, 2019
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes -- "cargo" molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain -- can minimize or even avert progression of traumatic brain injury when used as part of a new cell-...
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Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals
December 10, 2019
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could aid the quest for treatments.
A study in mice reveals how the two proteins work together to disrupt communication between brain cells.
Scientists observed how proteins -- ...
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Play sports for a healthier brain
December 9, 2019
There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes' brains. But a new Northwestern University study shows that, in the absence of injury, athletes across a variety of sports -- including football, soccer and hockey -- have hea...
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Concussion alters how information is transmitted within the brain
December 3, 2019
Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the two halves of the brain, according to a new study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Research has shown that the corpus callosum, a bundle of nerve fibe...
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Concussion recovery not clear cut for children
December 2, 2019
Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child's concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter.
Researchers from The University of Queensland have studied persistent concussion symptoms and their link to poorer rec...
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Changes in pupils after asymptomatic high-acceleration head impacts indicate changes in brain function
November 26, 2019
Researchers from the University of Michigan found significant pupillary changes in high-school football athletes after they had sustained a high-acceleration head impact. The changes were detected using a noninvasive, hand-held, quantitative pupillometry device, which potentially could be used in...
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Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide
November 25, 2019
Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research published by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) suggests high school students with a history of sports-related co...
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Perception of touch in the brain
November 25, 2019
An encouraging pat on the back or a soft sweater on the skin -- even things that we do not actively explore with the hands, we perceive with our body perception. "Which brain areas are responsible for this perception of touch, however, is still largely unknown," says Privatdozent Dr. Burkhard Ple...
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MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens
November 25, 2019
Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a study being presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).
Obesity in young people has become a signi...
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Multifunctional small brains
November 21, 2019
Researchers discovered that not only the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher perceptual abilities but that the cerebellum also plays a role. This discovery can help understand the consequences of damage to the small brain, since not only motoric impairment will appear, but also social cogni...
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