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Concussion Study Reveals Protective Brain Barriers May Be Porous: Therapies Ahead?

By | Tue, 12/24/2013 - 13:06

Researchers from the NIH discover the brain’s protective coverings may respond to traumatic impact more dramatically than previously thought while brain cells mount an immune response to prevent more widespread damage.

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NFL Teams Up With NIH To Improve Diagnosis Of Concussions

By | Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:49

A large research initiative to better understand and diagnose the nature of concussions that is organized by the NIH has gained financial support by the NFL, which has been in the spotlight concerning high profile players suffering from brain injuries.

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US Marines With Brain Injuries More Likely To Develop PTSD

By | Thu, 12/12/2013 - 18:37

A new study found that U.S. soldiers who experienced a traumatic brain injury were more likely to develop PTSD.

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Head Injuries Without Concussion Can Still Result In Learning And Memory Complications

By | Wed, 12/11/2013 - 16:00

Even a minor traumatic brain injury that does not result in a concussion can still damage neurological development including learning and memory skills.

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Concussion May Cause Symptoms Of Depression Down The Road

By | Mon, 12/09/2013 - 17:28

People who suffer a concussion are likely to experience symptoms of depression a couple of years after the traumatic brain injury due to inflammation in the brain.

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Can Head Injury Lead To Alzheimer’s?

By | Tue, 11/12/2013 - 17:10

Brain scans have identified Alzheimer’s-causing plaques formed in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury.

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How Fruit Flies Could Help Solve TBI And Concussion Problems In The NFL

By | Tue, 10/15/2013 - 12:11

The cure to TBI and concussion problems in the NFL may lie in fruit flies.

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Family Sues School And Riddell For Son's 'Permanent And Irreversible' Disability

By | Mon, 10/07/2013 - 11:17

A North Idaho football player’s family sues his school district and Riddell for the brain damage that he suffered during a game.

Pentagon Establishes Brain Tissue Collection For Study Of Traumatic Brain Injury

U.S. Military Establishes Brain Tissue Repository For Study Of Traumatic Brain Injury

By | Sat, 06/15/2013 - 20:03

Though the injury is common, military medical researchers say the root causes of illness from traumatic brain injury are still unknown.

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How To Avoid Traumatic Brain Injuries From Sports

By | Fri, 06/14/2013 - 12:19

Traumatic brain injuries — including sports concussions — are extremely dangerous, and can even cause sports-related deaths. Learn how to avoid and recognize TBIs.

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New Technology Uses Wireless Signals To Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury

By | Tue, 05/14/2013 - 17:35

A new technology developed at the University of California, Berkeley is sensitive enough to distinguish between a normal brain and a diseased brain with one single noncontact set of measurements.

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Former NFL Players Have Higher Levels of Brain Damage

By | Tue, 01/08/2013 - 12:06

Former National Football League players are more likely to suffer from brain damage and lose memory and attention abilities than non-athletes.

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Brain Injury Can Cause Long Term Damage

By | Sun, 01/06/2013 - 14:43

Traumatic brain injury can lead to inflammation and slow regeneration of brain cells.