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Teenagers who have had a concussion also have higher rates of suicide attempts

TORONTO, April 15, 2014—Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviours, a new study...Show More Summary

Head injuries can make children loners

New research has found that a child's relationships may be a hidden casualty long after a head injury. Neuroscientists at Brigham Young University studied a group of children three years after each had suffered a traumatic brain injury – most commonly from car accidents. Show More Summary

Freeze Your Brain, Save Your Life

2 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Forty percent of traumatic injury deaths are from blood loss, but a new procedure may change that by swapping out blood for an electrolyte solution.

Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes

Umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment tested in animal models could offer hope for millions, including U.S. war veterans with traumatic brain injuries Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), sustained by close to 2 million Americans annually, including military personnel, are debilitating and devastating for patients and their families. Show More Summary

An Explosive New Way to Fix Trauma

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Thanks to a new invention, we’re finally learning how to diagnose and treat the lingering affects of explosive events that have led to a mass of traumatic brain injuries in veterans.

Homeless with TBI more likely to visit ER

TORONTO, March 21, 2014—Homeless and vulnerably housed people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life are more likely to visit an Emergency Department, be arrested or incarcerated, or be victims of physical...Show More Summary

Stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes

A combination stem cell therapy utilizing umbilical cord cell and growth factor treatment improves traumatic brain injury outcomes in animal models and could offer hope for millions, including US war veterans with traumatic brain injuries, new research shows. Show More Summary

Virginia Tech Neuroscientist Investigate How Brain Repairs Itself After a Stroke

The brain's natural network of collateral blood vessels and its ability to remodel them after stroke and traumatic brain injury -- could be the gateway to new treatments. Virginia Tech researchers are investigating how to better use these existing assets.

USF study finds stem cell combination therapy improves traumatic brain injury outcomes

Tampa, FL (Mar. 20, 2014) – Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), sustained by close to 2 million Americans annually, including military personnel, are debilitating and devastating for patients and their families. Regardless of severity, those...Show More Summary

Starbucks gives $30 million for TBI/PTS research

ROS sends us the tip that CBS News reports that Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz announced that his company is giving $30 million to research for traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress in veterans; HOWARD SCHULTZ: The truth of the matter is, and I say this with respect, more often than not, the government does a […]

In Vienna, Stroke Comeback Center helps brain injury victims like Patrick Horan

When we last spoke with Army Capt. Patrick Horan, he was moving into a newly renovated home in McLean in 2012, five years after being shot in the head by a sniper during a mission in Iraq. His recovery from traumatic brain injury, including having to learn to walk and talk again with part of […]

Key breaking point involved in traumatic brain injury modeled by researchers

Even the mildest form of a traumatic brain injury, better known as a concussion, can deal permanent, irreparable damage. Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers is using mathematical modeling to better understand the mechanisms at play in this kind of injury, with an eye toward protecting the brain from its long-term consequences.

A new cell type is implicated in epilepsy caused by traumatic brain injury

BOSTON (March 11, 2014) — Traumatic brain injury is a risk factor for epilepsy, though the relationship is not understood. A new study in mice, published in Cerebral Cortex, identifies increased levels of a specific neurotransmitter as a contributing factor connecting traumatic brain injury (TBI) to post-traumatic epilepsy. Show More Summary

Penn researchers model a key breaking point involved in traumatic brain injury

Even the mildest form of a traumatic brain injury, better known as a concussion, can deal permanent, irreparable damage. Now, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania is using mathematical modeling to...Show More Summary

Link discovered between sharp vision and the brain's processing speed

Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and people with visual disorders such as "lazy eye" may have one thing in common - "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. Show More Summary

Off with your glasses

Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and people with visual disorders such as "lazy eye" may have one thing in common --"visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. Show More Summary

Higher education attenuates impact of TBI on cognition: results support the hypothesis of cognitive reserve in traumatic brain injury

Kessler Foundation researchers have found that higher educational attainment (a proxy of intellectual enrichment) attenuates the negative impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on cognitive status. The brief report was published recently in Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Show More Summary

Blasts May Cause Brain Injury Even Without Symptoms

Veterans exposed to explosions who do not report symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have damage to the brain's white matter comparable to veterans with TBI, according to researchers at Duke Medicine and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Education attenuates impact of TBI on cognition

Higher educational attainment (a proxy of intellectual enrichment) attenuates the negative impact of traumatic brain injury on cognitive status, new research indicates. Said one researcher of the results: "Although cognitive status was...Show More Summary

Kessler Foundation researchers find education attenuates impact of TBI on cognition

West Orange, NJ. February 28, 2014. Kessler Foundation researchers have found that higher educational attainment (a proxy of intellectual enrichment) attenuates the negative impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) on cognitive status....Show More Summary

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