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Study examines drowning-induced brain injury in children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities. (2017-08-01)

Brain trauma may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease
A new study published in BMC Neurology suggests that brain injury leads to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (2001-08-22)

Mild traumatic brain injury, not so mild after all
Douglas Smith, M.D., director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present information on the molecular mechanism at play in mild TBI (mTBI), commonly called concussions. Although mTBI affects over 1 million people each year in the United States, it is generally ignored as a major health issue. (2010-02-19)

Memory decline after head injury may be prevented by slowing brain cell growth
Rutgers scientists say a new study indicates that the excessive burst of new brain cells after a traumatic head injury that researchers have traditionally believed helped in recovery could instead lead to epileptic seizures and long-term cognitive decline. (2017-09-15)

Clemson University researcher regenerates brain tissue in traumatic injuries
An injectable biomaterial gel may help brain tissue grow at the site of a traumatic brain injury, according to findings by a Clemson University bioengineer. (2009-09-02)

Population-based study of potential brain injuries
Brain injury is an important health concern, yet there have been few population-based analyses on which to base prevention initiatives. In this study, William Pickett and colleagues studied the blunt head traumas seen at emergency departments in Kingston in 1998 to calculate the rates of potential brain injury and to describe the various causes of these injuries. (2001-08-06)

Researchers clarify vasospasm incidence in children with moderate to severe TBI
Vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In a paper recently published in Critical Care Medicine, investigators have further defined the prevalence, associated factors and time course for vasospasm in children with these brain injuries. (2015-02-24)

Memory loss after brain injury worse when E4 form of Alzheimer's gene present
Recovering memory after brain injury is harder for people who have the E4 type of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) gene - which is already known to influence Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study in the April 9 issue of Neurology. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of South Florida and the Veteran's Administration Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program. (2002-04-08)

Researchers find link between low cognitive score and risk of brain injury
Young men with low cognitive function and low socioeconomic status are significantly more likely to suffer from mild traumatic brain injury than those without, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. (2013-03-12)

Jury still out over risks of heading a soccer ball
Heading the ball in soccer is unlikely to cause brain injury but head to head collisions might, says a leading sports physician in this week's BMJ. (2003-08-14)

The high risk of epilepsy in children and young adults lasts years after traumatic brain injury
The high risk of epilepsy after brain injury lasts more than a decade after the injury took place. Thus there could be a window to prevent epilepsy occurring in these patients. These are the conclusions of an article published online First and in an upcoming edition of the Lancet, written by Dr. Jakob Christensen, Department of Neurology, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues. (2009-02-22)

Traumatic brain injury common amongst homeless people
Traumatic brain injury is common amongst homeless people and is associated with poorer health, found a study of more than 900 homeless men and women in Toronto. (2008-10-06)

Infection, not lack of oxygen, plays larger role in premature infant brain injury
Researchers at Johns Hopkins have dispelled the widespread belief among obstetricians that, in premature infants, brain injury results from a lack of oxygen, also called hypoxia, when, in fact, infection plays a larger role. (2004-10-24)

Children with brain injuries nearly twice as likely to suffer from depression
In a study presented Oct. 25 at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, researchers found that compared to other children, 15 percent of those with brain injuries or concussions were diagnosed as depressed -- a 4.9 fold increase in the odds of diagnosed depression. (2013-10-25)

Does apolipoprotein E mimetic peptide reduce neuronal apoptosis induced by DBI?
Researchers found that apolipoprotein E-derived therapeutic peptide (0.6mg/kg and 1.2mg/kg) improved synaptic stability and improved learning and memory performance after diffuse brain injury. (2014-08-24)

No strong evidence linking amateur boxing with long-term brain injury
The evidence linking amateur boxing and chronic traumatic brain injury is not strong, concludes a study published online today. As such, the researchers say they cannot firmly prove nor reject the theory that amateur boxing leads to chronic brain injury. (2007-10-05)

Does apolipoprotein E mimetic peptide reduce neuronal apoptosis induced by DBI?
Does apolipoprotein E mimetic peptide reduce neuronal apoptosis induced by DBI? (2014-05-26)

Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury
Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs after traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases. (2017-03-14)

Brain injury causes impulse control problems in rats
New research from the University of British Columbia confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats. (2017-05-08)

Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research
Scientists at The University of Manchester have made an important new discovery about the brain's immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions. (2015-03-16)

Outcomes for children after brain injury difficult to predict and highly variable
Outcomes for children with brain injury acquired during childhood are difficult to predict and vary significantly, states an analysis of evidence on the topic published in CMAJ. (2012-06-18)

Brain injury studies aim for new treatment targets
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has awarded a five-year, $1.5 million grant extension to Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health to fund research into the function of a biomarker for brain injury called Translocator Protein 18 kDa, better known as TSPO, in order to better understand its function in brain injury and inflammation and discover targets for therapy. (2013-09-16)

Heart-failure patients show brain injury linked to depression
A UCLA imaging study revealed significant tissue loss in the regions of heart-failure patients' brains that regulate the autonomic nervous system, interfering with the cardiovascular system's ability to swiftly adapt to changes in blood pressure and heart rate. The damage lies in the same brain areas showing changes in people suffering major depression, which may explain why many heart-failure patients are often depressed. (2005-08-19)

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage
Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, according to a study published in the July 16, 2014, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2014-07-16)

Probing the mysterious second-wave of damage in head injury patients
Why do some of the one million people who sustain head injuries annually in United States experience a mysterious second wave of brain damage days after the initial injury -- just when they appear to be recovering? Limited clinical trials using an innovative new device to monitor brain chemistry on a second-by-second basis are underway to answer that life-and-death question, according to an article in the current issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS' weekly news magazine. (2010-10-27)

Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse
Researchers at Ohio State University have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues. (2017-08-14)

TBI Therapy and Nutrition: IOM report releases April 20
Nutrition research is pointing to ways that nutrients or diets may lessen the effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI), raising the possibility that the US Department of Defense might be able to use nutritional approaches to help personnel who receive a TBI. (2011-04-14)

Sleep and sleepiness 'a huge problem' for people with spinal cord injury
A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. (2019-11-06)

Concussions affect children's brains even after symptoms subside
Brain changes in children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, or concussion, persist for months following injury -- even after the symptoms of the injury are gone, according to a study published in the Dec. 12 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings highlight the potential benefit of using advanced imaging techniques to monitor recovery in children following concussions. (2012-12-11)

Neuroscientific evidence that motivation promotes recovery after spinal cord injury
The research team led by Associate Professor Yukio Nishimura, National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Natural Institutes of Natural Sciences, found that the nucleus accumbens, that control motivation in the brain, activates the activity of the motor cortex of the brain, and then promotes recovery of motor function during the early stage of recovery after spinal cord injury. This result is published in Science, Oct. 2, 2015. (2015-10-01)

Longitudinal study explores white matter damage, cognition after traumatic axonal injury
Traumatic Axonal Injury is a form of traumatic brain injury that can have detrimental effects on the integrity of the brain's white matter and lead to cognitive impairments. A new study from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas investigated white matter damage in the acute and chronic stages of a traumatic axonal injury in an effort to better understand what long-term damage may result. (2014-09-03)

Research finds brain changes, needs to be retrained after ACL injury
A new study shows that when you injure your knee, it changes your brain -- which could put you at risk for further injuries. Using MRI, researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center examined several pairs of volunteers, half who have suffered arterial cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries and half who haven't. (2016-11-04)

Traumatic brain injury hastens onset of Alzheimer's disease
Does a traumatic brain injury (TBI) increase the risk of someone getting Alzheimer's Disease later in life? Studies have been inconclusive on this question. But a recent Mayo Clinic study found evidence that Alzheimer's begins much earlier in people who previously suffered a head injury. (1999-11-01)

Fewer patients with brain injury being declared 'brain dead'
Fewer patients with brain injury are being declared (2013-10-28)

Fetal heart monitoring ineffective at diagnosing cerebral palsy
Fetal heart monitoring does not identify babies who are diagnosed with white matter brain injury after birth, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. The study, reported during the Society for Gynecologic Investigation's meeting in Houston, March 24-27, helps explain why the incidence of cerebral palsy in term infants has not changed since the 1960s. (2004-03-26)

Fatality rates are high within 2 years of drug-induced liver injury
Most patients suffering liver toxicity due to medications or herbal or dietary supplements recover from the acute liver injury without long-term problems, but some do not survive the injury or they require liver transplantation. (2017-06-26)

Traumatic brain injury linked with tenfold increase in stroke risk
Suffering a trauma to the brain may increase the risk of stroke tenfold within three months. This is the first study to show a direct correlation between traumatic brain injury and stroke. Researchers suggest neuroimaging, intensive monitoring and stroke education for anyone incurring a traumatic brain injury. (2011-07-28)

Jefferson neuroscientists find early lead exposure impedes recovery from brain injury
Exposure to lead can hinder the brain's ability to recover from injury, a recent study shows. Researchers compared the ability to recover from a brain injury in two groups of young rats. One group was fed a diet supplemented with lead, while the other had a normal diet. Each rat was then given a small stroke that affected a hind limb. The lead-exposed animals recovered much more poorly after a brief period of time. (2007-12-03)

Brain compensatory mechanisms enhance the recovery from spinal cord injury
A research team led by Tadashi Isa, a professor at the Japanese National Institute for Physiological Sciences, NIPS, and Dr. Yukio Nishimura, have found that brain compensatory mechanisms contribute to recovery from spinal cord injury. This study was conducted in collaboration with Hamamatsu Photonics and RIKEN. It was supported by the Japan Science and Technology Agency. The team reports their findings on Nov. 16, 2007 in Science magazine. (2007-11-15)

Protective effects of dl-3n-butylphthalide against diffuse brain injury
This release focuses on the protective effects of dl-3n-butylphthalide against diffuse brain injury. (2013-11-26)

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