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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Soldiers with brain injuries at higher risk of epilepsy decades later
Soldiers who receive traumatic brain injuries during war may be at a higher risk of epilepsy even decades after the brain injury occurred. The new research is published in the July 20, 2010, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2010-07-19)

Melatonin reduces traumatic brain injury-induced oxidative stress
Traumatic brain injury can cause post-traumatic neurodegenerations with an increase in reactive oxygen species and reactive oxygen species-mediated lipid peroxidation. Melatonin, a non-enzymatic antioxidant and neuroprotective agent, has been shown to counteract oxidative stress-induced pathophysiologic conditions like cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury, neuronal excitotoxicity and chronic inflammation. (2014-07-23)

IUPUI researcher to study cause of chronic post-traumatic headaches
An assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology in the IU School of Physical Education and Tourism Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis has been awarded a grant to study the role of deficient pain modulatory systems on chronic post-traumatic headaches afflicting hundreds of thousands of people with mild traumatic brain injuries. (2016-03-29)

CDC traumatic brain injury study to test treatments, examine outcomes
Keith Yeates, Ph.D., director of the Center for Biobehavioral Health in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been designated lead neuropsychologist for a five-year, multisite study of traumatic brain injury among United States children, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The grant is for approximately $2.75 million. (2012-09-06)

Africa faces rising rates of traumatic brain injury
New research reveals that the projected estimates of traumatic brain injury in Africa are high, with a burden of anywhere between approximately 6 to 14 million new cases in 2050. Most cases will result from motor vehicle accidents. (2015-10-05)

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)

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)

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)

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)

A single concussion may increase risk of Parkinson's disease
People who have been diagnosed with a mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, may have a 56 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, according to a study published in the April 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2018-04-18)

JNK3 expression after traumatic brain injury
Dr. Jiang Long and colleagues from the First Affiliated Hospital of Kunming Medical University, China found that JNK3 expression was down-regulated at early stages of brain injury, which may be associated with apoptosis of nerve cells. (2013-07-15)

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)

University of Montana earns army grant to develop drug for traumatic brain injuries
The US Army has awarded University of Montana researcher Dave Poulsen a $1 million grant to further develop a drug that limits damage caused by traumatic brain injuries. (2013-08-20)

Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists link concussions to epilepsy development
Experiments by Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists show a strong relationship between changes in astrocytes after mild traumatic brain injury and the eventual occurrence of a seizure. (2019-01-22)

Sexual dysfunction is prevalent among recently deployed veterans
In a recent study of 247 US veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, almost 18 percent screened positive for sexual functioning difficulties. Self-reported sexual dysfunction was most strongly linked with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and female sex. (2015-11-03)

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)

Researchers identify treatment option for brain injury patients suffering from aggression
A drug originally developed in the 1960s as an antiviral medication is showing promise as a treatment option for people who suffer from increased feelings of aggression following traumatic brain injury, Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have reported. (2017-09-11)

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)

UCLA study challenges conventional treatment
The chemical lactate has gotten a bad rap. Conventional wisdom considered it to be little more than the bane of runners and other athletes, causing stiff muscles and fatigue, and the (2007-04-11)

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)

How concussions may lead to epilepsy
Researchers have identified a cellular response to repeated concussions that may contribute to seizures in mice like those observed following traumatic brain injury in humans. The study, published in JNeurosci, establishes a new animal model that could help improve our understanding of post-traumatic epilepsy. (2019-01-21)

Older patients with spinal cord injury: Surgery less likely than for younger patients
Older patients with traumatic spinal cord injury are less likely than younger patients to receive surgical treatment and experience a significant lag between injury and surgery, according to new research in CMAJ. (2015-07-06)

'Opening the patient's skull' after head injury reduces risk of death from brain swelling
Craniectomy -- a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to relieve brain swelling -- significantly reduces the risk of death following traumatic brain injury, an international study led by the University of Cambridge has found. (2016-09-07)

Researchers create road map of care for children with severe head trauma
PEGASUS is the first comprehensive care model for children with head trauma, said lead researcher Monica Vavilala, director of Harborview's Injury Prevention and Research Center in Seattle. (2019-01-23)

Nearly three-quarters of traumatic brain injuries in under-19s caused by consumer products
A vast report, looking at the products and activities associated with non-fatal traumatic brain injuries for youngsters aged up to 19, in 66 US hospitals' emergency departments, has revealed that floors, beds and American football are posing some of the greatest risks. (2019-07-29)

PTSD may be physical and not only psychological
The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's Sports Concussion Conference in Jacksonville, Fla., July 14 to 16, 2017. (2017-07-11)

UCLA cell study reveals how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
UCLA biologists reveal the hidden molecular basis of brain disorders and provide the first cell atlas of the hippocampus -- the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory -- as it is affected by traumatic brain injury. The researchers propose gene candidates for treating brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injury such as Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder. (2018-11-16)

Stem cells linked to cognitive gain after brain injury in preclinical study
A stem cell therapy previously shown to reduce inflammation in the critical time window after traumatic brain injury also promotes lasting cognitive improvement, according to preclinical research led by Charles Cox, M.D., at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School. (2013-11-04)

IU School of Medicine researchers awarded $300,000 GE/NFL grant to study concussions
Researchers at the Indiana University School of Medicine will use advanced neuroimaging techniques to study area high-school athletes to learn how concussions affect blood flow in the brain. (2014-01-23)

Estrogen hormone reveals protective ability after traumatic brain injury
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center scientist is the first to demonstrate that estrone provides anti-inflammatory and antioxidant capabilities after traumatic brain injury. Study reveals the cellular pathways that are involved. (2012-04-22)

Why is traumatic brain injury increasing among the elderly?
As the population ages in western countries, traumatic brain injury (TBI) resulting mainly from falls is on the rise among the elderly, introducing new complications and treatment challenges, according to an article in Journal of Neurotrauma, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. (2012-04-03)

Study provides treatment hope for long term effects of brain trauma
Brain damage continues to develop and evolve for months after a traumatic brain injury, revealing a potential target for treatments to improve brain trauma, new research led by the University of Melbourne Australia, has found. (2010-11-02)

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