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“The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury” By Clark S. Judge

The weekly column from Clark Judge: The NFL, America’s Heroes in Uniform, and Traumatic Brain Injury By Clark S. Judge: managing director, White House Writers Group, Inc.; chairman, Pacific Research Institute I usually write about politics,...Show More Summary

Call for more research on brain damage in American football

More research is needed to identify how athletes sustain brain injury from American football, and also to develop strategies to protect them, write experts. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive neurodegenerative syndrome that can affect athletes. It is thought to result from concussion and brain injury following repeated blows to the head.

USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a USC alumnus and his wife are donating $50 million to a USC brain research institute in hopes of treating such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injuries, university officials announced.

Research into Brain's Ability to Heal Itself Offers Hope for Novel Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

Innovative angles of attack in research that focus on how the human brain protects and repairs itself will help develop treatments for one of the most common, costly, deadly and scientifically frustrating medical conditions worldwide: traumatic brain injury.

Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury

One year after her accident, Amy Zellner reflects on living with an invisible injury. The post Life With a Traumatic Brain Injury appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Troops who don't pass the smell test likely have traumatic brain injury

Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study. The olfactory system processes thousands of different odors, sending signals to the brain which interprets the smell by linking it to a past memory. Show More Summary

Pentagon's DARPA Develops Implantable Hard Drives for Our Brains

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is developing a pacemaker-sized device that someday could improve the memory of soldiers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury – a sort of hard drive for the brain.

Troops Who Don't Pass the Smell Test Likely Have Traumatic Brain Injury

Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study by Federal researchers released online in the journal "Neurology," March 18, 2015.

A Traumatic Brain Injury Can Make You Crave Cheese and Swear Like a Sailor

After suffering a brain bleed last summer, a 15-year-old student in the UK has developed a habit of constantly cursing and eating cheese as if there were no dairy tomorrow.

Actual Reality tested in functional assessment post-TBI

Actual Reality has been described as a new tool for assessing performance of activities of everyday life in people with traumatic brain injury (TBI). A new article outlines the first study examining the use of Actual Reality in the TBI population.

Steven Jackson wants you to tell your favorite team to 'Save the Running Back'

When you hear "Save the Running Back" it probably evokes imagery of helmet-to-helmet hits and the very serious discussions in football about traumatic brain injury. That's not what Steven Jackson is talking about though. He wants running...Show More Summary

Life With a TBI: What I Wish I Had Known When I First Hit My Head

As Brain Injury Awareness Month continues, I am sharing stories of living with a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and how it affects survivors and the loved ones around them. There are so many things I wish I had known when I first fell on that patch of ice, landing directly on my skull. Show More Summary

MSMR Analysis Examines TBI and PTSD Diagnoses among Service Members from Active War Service and Increased Detection Capabilities

SILVER SPRING, MD, March 9, 2015 - If Department of Defense expansion of military programs and resources for diagnoses and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) continues, incidence rates for both diseases in the post-war period will be much higher than in the pre-war period, according to a newly released health surveillance report.

Mental Health Soon After War-Zone Concussions Predicts Disability

Evaluating military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, researchers have found that early symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks and irritability, are the strongest predictors of later disability. Show More Summary

Cerebral blood flow as a possible marker for concussion outcomes

Cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain could be a biomarker of outcomes in patients following concussion, a new imaging study suggests. Most of the 3.8 million sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that occur annually are concussions. Developing methods to diagnose the presence and severity of concussions is imperative, the authors say.

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting - such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.

Enhancing studies on a possible blood biomarker for traumatic brain injury

New technology could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI). An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year, and an estimated 5.3 million individuals -- approximately two percent of the U.S. Show More Summary

Enhancing Studies on a Possible Blood Biomarker for Traumatic Brain Injury

New technology at NYU Langone Medical Center could help advance blood biomarker capabilities for improved diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Coping With Traumatic Brain Injury

Tricia Williams, a clinical neuropsychologist at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, explains how to improve child development and mental health for individuals coping with a TBI.

Higher Education Linked to Better Recovery in Brain Injuries

Brain might be more resilient with advanced schooling Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” mayShow More Summary

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