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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Apr. 5, 2017 — A hand-held EEG device approved in 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration that is commercially available can quickly and with 97 percent accuracy rule out whether a person with a head injury ... read more

Studying the Brain's Suspension System in TBIs

Apr. 4, 2017 — Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be devastating and debilitating. Researchers know that the membranes separating the skull from the brain play a key role in absorbing shock and preventing damage ... read more

Finger Prosthesis Provides Clues to Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2017 — The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — From bustling cities to tiny farming communities, the bright lights of the local stadium are common beacons to the Friday night ritual of high school football. But these stadiums are commonly far ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — A simple modification to hockey players' shoulder pads could have an impact on shoulder-to-head contact, the most common cause of concussions in ice hockey, say ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries Leave Women Prone to Mental Health Problems

Apr. 3, 2017 — Traumatic brain injuries affect the body’s stress axis differently in female and male mice, according to new research. The results could help explain why women who experience blast injuries face a ... read more

Disrupted Brain Pathway, Altered Stress Hormones Key to TBI Impact Differences in Men, Women

Apr. 3, 2017 — The brains of men and women are wired differently, and when it comes to traumatic brain injuries (TBI), women are more likely to develop subsequent neuropsychiatric disorders, like anxiety, ... read more

Aphasia May Not Solely Be a Language Disorder, Study Shows

Mar. 30, 2017 — Aphasia, a language disorder commonly diagnosed in stroke patients, may not be solely a language issue as traditionally believed, according to a new ... read more

Potential Drugs and Targets for Brain Repair

Mar. 28, 2017 — Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. The results may open new ... read more

Biomechanical Analysis of Head Injury in Pediatric Patients

Mar. 28, 2017 — The biomechanics of head injury in youths (5 to 18 years of age) have been poorly understood. A new study set out to determine what biomechanical characteristics predispose youths with concussions to ... read more

Mar. 27, 2017 — Scientists partially re-insulated ravaged nerves in mouse models of multiple sclerosis (MS) and restored limb mobility by treating the animals with a small non-coding RNA called a microRNA. In a new ... read more

Brain Cell Simulations Show Critical Tipping Point for Swelling

Mar. 23, 2017 — When brain cells don’t get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy ... read more

Heads Up Tackling Program Decreases Concussion Rates, Say Researchers

Mar. 18, 2017 — Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair – a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating ... read more

Female Soccer Players Suffer the Most Concussions in High School Sports

Mar. 14, 2017 — High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to new ... read more

Efforts Towards Treating Paralysis

Mar. 13, 2017 — Scientists report on the status of recent research and share their vision about the future of wearable ... read more

Mar. 9, 2017 — Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow the ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major ... read more

Mar. 8, 2017 — Microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries, results from a clinical study demonstrate. A recently published scientific paper shows ... read more

Researchers Identify How Inflammation Spreads Through the Brain After Injury

Mar. 8, 2017 — Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs ... read more

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