Traumatic brain injury
ALS is a disease that robs people of their muscle control and kills many within just a few years — but a new molecule might help them survive longer. For those avoiding a painful and scary lumbar puncture, a blood test might tell them what kind of neurodegenerative disorder they have. A concussion could be big trouble for people who are at a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Research shows that young people who suffered a traumatic brain injury were more likely to be in prison.
Replacing Human Brain Cells? New Mouse Study Suggests We Are Closer Than Ever To Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries
In a recent study, scientists were able to transplant embryonic neurons and coax them into forming new connections into brain-damaged mice.
Can You Survive Being Shot In The Head? New Tool Could Predict Chances Of Living After Gunshot Wound To The Brain
Researchers have developed a new tool that has predicted with 96 percent accuracy whether people would survive a gunshot wound to the brain.
What Is Foreign Accent Syndrome? Teen Wakes From Coma Speaking Spanish For The First Time Following Traumatic Brain Injury
A teen in Georgia woke from a coma speaking fluent Spanish.
Concussion And Memory Loss: Amnesia From Head Injury Rattles Brain Chemistry, Leads to Cognitive, Memory Problems
Concussion-induced amnesia could potentially lead to memory and thinking problems.
Parkinson's Treatment May Help People With Severe Head Trauma; ‘Brain Pacemaker’ Works By Shocking Patients
Deep brain stimulation, often used to treat Parkinson's Disease, may also help people with severe head trauma, suggests a small study.
Is There A Link Between Concussions And PTSD Risk? Soldier Studies Suggest Brain Is More Vulnerable To Disorder
Scientists have suspected a link between traumatic brain injury and PTSD for many years, which more and more research supports.