Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Brain waves in mice change based on memory age
December 17, 2019
Researchers have discovered signatures in brain activity that allow them to tell old and new memories apart. A team at Japan's RIKEN Center for Brain Science (CBS) analyzed recordings from mouse brains using a machine-leaning algorithm, which was able to accurately classify memories as recent or ...
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Radiation breaks connections in the brain
December 16, 2019
One of the potentially life-altering side effects that patients experience after cranial radiotherapy for brain cancer is cognitive impairment. Researchers now believe that they have pinpointed why this occurs and these findings could point the way for new therapies to protect the brain from the ...
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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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