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Brain Injury News
December 7, 2019

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Blood-Brain Barrier Damage Occurs Even With Mild Head Trauma

In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers have found evidence of damage to the brain's protective barrier, without a reported ... read more

Repetitive Impacts Key to Understanding Sports-Associated Concussions

Scientists have made a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it may be managed and treated in the future. It seems that repetitive impacts -- ... read more

How Memories Form and Fade

Researchers have identified the neural processes that make some memories fade rapidly while other memories persist over ... read more

New Approaches to Heal Injured Nerves

Researchers have deciphered new mechanisms that enable the regeneration of nerve fibers. This could open up new treatment approaches for the brain, optic nerve, and spinal cord ... read more
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Concussion Alters How Information Is Transmitted Within the Brain

Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the 2 halves of the brain, according to a new ... read more

Changes in Pupils After Asymptomatic High-Acceleration Head Impacts Indicate Changes in Brain Function

Researchers used quantitative pupillometry to detect pupillary changes in high-school athletes after they sustained a high-acceleration head impact. These pupillary changes, indicative of changes in ... read more

Lithium Can Reverse Radiation Damage After Brain Tumor Treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse ... read more

Why Only Some Post-Stroke Survivors Can 'Copy What I Say'

Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice ... read more

How Brain Injury Can Lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. Until now, it has been unclear why. A team of psychologists and neurologists reports that a ... read more

Immune 'Control Switch' Could Prevent Brain Injury in Premature Babies

About 15 million babies are born prematurely around the world each year and many suffer brain injuries when their immune response goes into overdrive. Researchers have now discovered an immune ... read more

Nerve Cell Protection Free from Side Effects

The hormone erythropoietin (Epo) is a well-known doping substance that has a history of abuse in endurance sports. In addition to promoting red blood cell production, Epo protects nerve cells from ... read more

Protein in Blood Protects Against Neuronal Damage After Brain Hemorrhage

Patients who survive a cerebral hemorrhage may suffer delayed severe brain damage caused by free hemoglobin, which comes from red blood cells and damages neurons. Researchers have now discovered a ... read more

The Night Gardeners: Immune Cells Rewire, Repair Brain While We Sleep

Science tells us that a lot of good things happen in our brains while we sleep -- learning and memories are consolidated and waste is removed, among other things. New research shows for the first ... read more

Targeting Immune Cells May Be Potential Therapy for Alzheimer's

A study has found that microglia drive neurodegeneration in diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, that are linked to tau protein. Targeting microglia may help treat such ... read more

Dealing a Therapeutic Counterblow to Traumatic Brain Injury

A team of biomedical engineers are developing a therapy which shows early indications it can protect neurons and stimulate the regrowth of blood vessels in damaged ... read more

Researchers Identify Molecular Process That Could Accelerate Recovery from Nerve Injuries

Researchers have discovered a molecular process that controls the rate at which nerves grow both during embryonic development and recovery from injury throughout ... read more

Fast MRIs Offer Alternative to CT Scans for Pediatric Head Injuries

Researchers have released a study that shows that a new imaging method 'fast MRI' is effective in identifying traumatic brain injuries in children, and can avoid exposure to ionizing ... read more

Alzheimer's Disease Risk Gene APOE4 Impairs Function of Brain Immune Cells

A study carried out with a new human stem cell-derived model reveals that the most prevalent genetic risk factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD), apolipoprotein E4 (APOE4), impairs the function of ... read more

Advanced MRI Brain Scan May Help Predict Stroke-Related Dementia

An advanced MRI brain scan analysis in patients with stroke-damaged blood vessels helped predict problems with thinking (planning, organizing information and processing speed) and ... read more

Gene Therapy Helps Functional Recovery After Stroke

A new gene therapy turns glial cells -- abundant support cells in the brain -- into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in ... read more

New Research Provides Hope for People Living With Chronic Pain

Researchers have been investigating which brain circuits are changed by injury, in order to develop targeted therapies to reset the brain to stop chronic ... read more

The Birth of Vision, from the Retina to the Brain

How do neurons differentiate to become individual components of the visual system? Researchers (UNIGE and EPFL), have identified the genetic programmes governing the birth of different types of ... read more

Protein Tangles Linked With Dementia Seen in Patients After Single Head Injury

Scientists have visualized for the first time protein 'tangles' associated with dementia in the brains of patients who have suffered a single head ... read more

Soldiers, Athletes Could Improved Outcomes from Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is often easily suspected and can be confirmed and treated if necessary following an injury using a blood analysis, but scientists are reporting that even one mild blast to ... read more

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