Brain Injury

Study Finds Brain Lesions On Mri Linked To Years Of Playing Football

Certain markers of injury to the brain’s white matter, called white matter hyperintensities, can be seen on brain scans. A new study finds that brain scans taken during the lifetimes of athletes in contact sports, compared to changes in their...
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Research Shows B Cells Can Help Fight Infection, Speed Skin Wound Healing, And Protect Brain After...

Until recently, B cells—present in the blood stream—were mainly thought to produce antibodies and present antigens to help with the immune response to pathogens. A research team at the Vaccine and Immunotherapy Center (VIC) at Massachusetts...
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Every Patient Is Someone’s Loved One

It felt like watching a train go by with no control over its destination and no way to stop it. We simply had to watch our loved one as he made his way towards death. The doctor said he had a traumatic brain injury with herniation. His pupils were...

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Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury: M.o.m. To The Rescue

The M.O.M. project, which will have four units in Ohio, Florida, South Carolina and Texas, will engage veterans with traumatic brain injury, their caregivers and other stakeholders to bolster patient-centered outcomes research and comparative...
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Man Charged With Assaulting American Airlines Flight Attendant Claims She 'charged At Him And Hit...

Defendant Brian Hsu at Denver International Airport Mackenzie Rose/Twitter The California man charged with assaulting a flight attendant has told the FBI his side of the story. Brian Hsu said a brain injury makes him sensitive to sound and causes...
Related topics: American Airlines, Airports, Social Media, FBI

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Pilot Study Explores Neural Mechanisms Of Balance Dysfunction After Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers examine graph-theoretical properties of brain networks in traumatic brain injury and controls and their association with balance impairment and structural damage.
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Discovery Of New Role For The Brain's Immune Cells Could Have Alzheimer's Implications

University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers have revealed a vital but previously unknown role for immune cells that protect the brain from disease and injury: The cells, known as microglia, also help regulate blood flow and maintain the...
Related topics: Medical Research, Alzheimer's Disease

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Brain Injury After Long-duration Spaceflight

Spending long periods in space not only leads to muscle atrophy and reductions in bone density, it also seems to have lasting effects on the brain. Neuroimaging studies (amongst others from this LMU team of researchers) has hinted at this over the...
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Nurse Killed In Times Square Accident

(MedPage Today) -- Maria Ambrocio, RN, survived the daily grind as a nurse at a hospital during the worst of the pandemic. But the 58-year-old could not survive a freak accident in New York on Friday, dying from a brain injury the next...
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Toxic Fatty Acids To Blame For Brain Cell Death After Injury

Cells that normally nourish healthy brain cells called neurons release toxic fatty acids after neurons are damaged, a new study in rodents shows. This phenomenon is likely the driving factor behind most, if not all, diseases that affect brain...
Related topics: Neurons, Medical Research

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No Protective Effect Of Cognitive Reserve In Vascular Brain Injury

Cognitive reserve does not protect cognition for patients with vascular brain injury, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
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Tiktok Tics; Covid Vaccines And Cvst; Predicting Brain Injury Outcomes

(MedPage Today) -- Tic-like behaviors after viewing certain TikTok, YouTube, and other social media videos differ from tics in Tourette's syndrome and may represent a socially driven functional movement disorder. (Movement Disorders) People...
Related topics: Vaccines, Social Media, Health Videos, Tourette Syndrome

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How My Desire To Run Again Pushed Me To Walk

After recovering from a traumatic brain injury, a writer seeks to reclaim the mental transcendence that comes from running.

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Magnetic Stimulation Of The Brain Can Improve Episodic Memory, Study Finds

The ability to form episodic memories declines with age, certain dementias, and brain injury. However, a new study shows that low frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation delivered over the left prefrontal cortex of the brain can...
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Infection Hinders Blood Vessel Repair Following Traumatic Brain Or Cerebrovascular Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and other injuries to blood vessels in the brain, like stroke, are a leading cause of long-term disability or death. Researchers at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the...
Related topics: Stroke, Medical Research

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Portable, Bedside Mri Effective In Id'ing Intracranial Hemorrhage

Low-field portable MRI can be wheeled to the bedside and used to diagnose bleeds in patients with brain injury, including those in remote settings, researchers say. Medscape Medical News
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Ukrainian President Receives Book On Rehabilitation Of Brain Injury Victims While Visiting Us

A medical textbook published by the Borden Institute, the book was translated into Ukrainian under the auspices of the American Ukrainian Medical Foundation.

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First Brain-computer System For Paralyzed Patients At Home

For the first time, a brain-computer interface system that can be set up in the home in minutes is letting a patient with spinal cord injury grasp a toothbrush and other objects. Medscape Medical News

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Atv Crash Data Show Helmets 'clearly' Protect The Brain

Kids who wear helmets and are involved in all-terrain vehicle (ATV) crashes are significantly less likely to sustain a severe brain injury than their peers who forgo helmets, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
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Young Athletes With History Of Concussions May Have More Changes To Their Brains

A new study suggests athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion, particularly in middle regions of the brain that are more susceptible to damage, when compared to athletes with no history of concussion.
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