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May 1, 2016

Concussion Can Alter Parent-Child Relationships

Apr. 12, 2016 — The adverse effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the quality parent-child relationships are revealed in a new article. The young brain is particularly vulnerable to injury and one of the ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — A research team has revealed new information on the underlying mechanisms of cell circuits in a part of the brain for novel therapeutic strategies to treat chronic ... read more

Discovery in Roundworms May One Day Help Humans With Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis

Apr. 12, 2016 — A newly discovered pathway leading to the regeneration of central nervous system (CNS) brain cells (neurons) in a type of roundworm (C. elegans) sheds light on the adult human nervous system's ... read more

More Than 40 Percent of Retired NFLplayers Have Brain Injury

Apr. 12, 2016 — More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to ... read more

Apr. 11, 2016 — Results of a small study of people with tingling pain in their hands and feet have added to evidence that so-called prediabetes is more damaging to motor nerves than once believed, report ... read more

Pituitary Insufficiency Is Prevalent After Blast Concussion in Military Veterans

Apr. 4, 2016 — A study in military veterans finds that explosive blast-related concussions frequently result in hormone changes leading to problems such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression and poor quality ... read more

Two-Fold Higher Risk of Concussions for NFL Players During Colder Game-Days

Mar. 31, 2016 — NFL players had a two-fold greater risk of concussions and 1.5 times higher risk for ankle injuries when games were played at colder temperatures, a new study has ... read more

Scientists Discover a Missing Link Between Tau and Memory Loss

Mar. 31, 2016 — Scientists have long known that the protein tau is involved in dementia, but until recently, they did not understand how it hindered cognitive function. In a new study, researchers reveal how tau ... read more

Brain Study Reveals How Long-Term Memories Are Erased

Mar. 31, 2016 — Vital clues about how the brain erases long term memories have now been ... read more

New Recommendations Link Better Sleep to Improved Concussion Outcomes

Mar. 31, 2016 — A panel of sleep and brain injury specialists recommends specific steps to test and develop sleep-related treatments to improve the outcome of mild traumatic brain ... read more

Right Brain May Help Predict Recovery of Language After Stroke

Mar. 30, 2016 — The brain is divided into two hemispheres, the right and the left. The left side is dominant in language and speech-motor functions in most people, so when it is damaged by stroke, it can lead to ... read more

Birth Control Pills May Increase Risk of Seizures

Mar. 30, 2016 — Could certain types of hormonal contraceptives cause an increase in seizures in women with epilepsy? A recent study suggests that ethinyl estradiol, the primary component of oral contraceptives, ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Bicycle helmets can reduce the risk of concussions by 54 percent, and drastically cut the risk of skull fractures, according to a study. To assess the impact on the brain, the researchers compared ... read more

Vascular Brain Injury Evident in People in Their 40s

Mar. 28, 2016 — For the first time, a large study has shown that people as young as their 40s have stiffening of the arteries that is associated with subtle structural damage to the brain that is implicated in ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Researchers detected evidence of concussions in patients up to 7 days after their injury using a simple blood test -- which could greatly expand the window for diagnosing concussions, especially in ... read more

Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Resolves Concussion Symptoms, Reports Suggest

Mar. 28, 2016 — Two case reports document improvements in concussion-related symptoms following an initial session of osteopathic manipulative treatment ... read more

Enhancing Sleep After Brain Injury Reduces Brain Damage, Cognitive Decline in Rats

Mar. 23, 2016 — Enhancing sleep after a head injury may help prevent some damage to brain cells, according to a study. Researchers found that enhancing the slow-wave cycle of sleep after head trauma minimized damage ... read more

Children With Simple Skull Fractures May Not Need Hospitalization

Mar. 22, 2016 — Challenging the longstanding practice of keeping all children with head injuries in the hospital overnight, new research suggests that patients with simple skull fractures can be sent home safely if ... read more

Mar. 21, 2016 — Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, researches have successfully demonstrated the ability to turn stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, the neurons that conduct visual information from ... read more

New Research Gathers More Evidence for Innovative Stroke Treatment

Mar. 18, 2016 — New research has provided more evidence that an innovative treatment strategy may help prevent brain swelling and death in stroke patients. Researchers have found that Cirara, an investigational ... read more

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