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New tech treats brain injuries without injecting drugs directly into the head

18 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

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...

New technology could deliver drugs to brain injuries

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

New Technology Could Deliver Drugs to Brain Injuries

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.

Charged With Murder for Wife’s Suicide

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.

How an Army buddy's call for help sent a scientist on a brain injury quest

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The first in a series of NPR reports online and on-air about Traumatic Brain Injuries and the military is a must-listen. (more…)

Ex-USWNT goalkeeper Briana Scurry pledges to donate brain to women’s CTE research

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

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 […]

Report: Confusing Guidelines Denied Thousands of Vets Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

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...

Injured snowboarder helps other brain injury survivors

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 […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Risk for Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

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 […]

Anemia negatively affects recovery from traumatic brain injuries

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.

Study shows disparities in treatment for children 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

Healing From Traumatic Brain Injury With Yoga

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

Multi-Directional Impact Protection System Helmets Making Sports Safer

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.

Swimmer Michael Roggio's last place finish was still a big win

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

Could flies help us understand brain injuries?

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.

Could flies help us understand brain injuries?

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

Brain-scanning helmet detects concussions

2 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Unique Coalition to Launch Human Stem Cell Trial for Traumatic Brain Injury

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.

Army Vet With Brain Injury Beat His Mom To Death On Mother’s Day

2 months agoNews / Crime : The Dreamin' Demon

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

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