Traumatic brain injuries come in many forms, from a mild concussion caused by playing football to a blow in a violent car crash that leads to unconsciousness and memory loss. These injuries can be difficult to treat without causing undesirable side effects, but a new technology may help doctors...
La Jolla, Calif., June XX, 2016 (embargoed until 11:00 A.M. EST) -- A new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. Show More Summary
A new study led by scientists at SBP describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain.
Prosecutors say Long Vang gave Jessica Haban her a traumatic brain injury three days before she took her own life. They and her mother want justice.
The first in a series of NPR reports online and on-air about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the military is a must-listen. (more…)
Ahead of testifying Tuesday in front of the Congressional traumatic brain injury task force, two-time Olympic gold medalist and 1999 World Cup Champion Briana Scurry told The Washington Post she intends to donate her brain to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research. Scurry joins former teammates Brandi Chastain, Abby Wambach and Megan Rapinoe in their pledge […]
If you thought the stream of headlines from the Veterans Affairs scandal had run dry, you haven’t seen this new report from the Military Times...
LINCOLN, Vt. (AP) — A near-fatal halfpipe crash while training for the 2010 Olympics ended Kevin Pearce’s snowboarding career and changed his life forever. Six years later, Pearce, 28, continues to cope with his traumatic brain injury that he will carry with him for the rest of his life and he’s helping other survivors do […]
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: Is there a link between traumatic brain injury, or TBI, and depression? Would the treatment for depression in someone with a TBI be different than treatment for depression without this sort of injury? ANSWER: Quite a bit of research has been done on this topic. The results clearly show that when people […]
Approximately half of patients hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries are anemic, according to recent studies, but anemia's effects on the recovery of these patients is not clear. Now, researchers have found evidence that anemia can negatively influence the outcomes of patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Children who suffer traumatic brain injuries can face a difficult road to recovery, requiring services such as physical therapy and mental health treatment for months or years to get their young lives back on track. When those children come from low-income households with limited English proficiency, there can be significant barriers in getting them the care they need. read more
Yoga is something that I have done since college (if you promise not to do math, I'll simply say I've been doing yoga for 20+ years). There was a period of time when I considered going through the teacher training program and becoming...Show More Summary
If you play a lot of rough contact sports, maybe you should invest in a MIPs designed helmet. CTE and other traumatic brain injuries are responsible for dementia and a whole host of other unpleasant maladies. Find out how you can strengthen your defense against these injuries right here.
After a Traumatic Brain Injury, Roggio pushed his body to the highest level of its ability, and lost. He gained a lot in the process. Athletes came to conquer at Invictus Games. But as Wednesday's swimming finals proved, sometimes losing...Show More Summary
Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research suggests.
Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in the United States sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These injuries occur most frequently from falling, but can also result from military combat, car accidents, contact sports or domestic abuse. Show More Summary
Whether they've been involved in a sports mishap, a car accident or something else, if someone has received a traumatic brain injury, they need medical attention as soon as possible. With that in mind, we've recently seen several portable devices that can ascertain if such an injury has occurred, quickly and on the spot. Show More Summary
The Gordie Howe Initiative has been formed to fund a clinical trial to help validate the safety and efficacy of the use of stem cells in the treatment of TBI.
PACE, FL – An Army veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury over a decade ago has been accused of beating his caregiver mother to death on Mother’s Day. Police responding to a distress call at the home of Cheryl Lynch and her son,...Show More Summary