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NIH launches novel nationwide search for neuroprotective stroke therapies

September 4, 2019

Recently the National Institutes of Health called on researchers to make the standards and practices for conducting early…
Cooling the brain can help people after brain injuries or stroke

May 23, 2018

Medical science is making huge leaps lately and sometimes some new therapies may look counterintuitive for laymen. For…
Doctors get a new tool to assess the level of consciousness of the patients with brain injuries

April 12, 2018

Consciousness is not like an old fashioned desk lamp – it is not simply on or off. Think…
Memory-Enhancing Drug Acts as Molecular ‘Staple’

April 6, 2018

New research utilizing UC San Francisco’s cutting-edge cryo-electron microscopy facility has revealed atomic-scale details about the workings of…
Blows not concussion cause brain disease, according to new research

January 19, 2018

The effects of repeat concussion injuries on athletes, particularly American football and rugby players, is one of the…
Transcranial Electrical Stimulation Shows Promise for Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

October 2, 2017

Using a form of low-impulse electrical stimulation to the brain, documented by neuroimaging, researchers at the University of…
PupilScreen aims to allow parents, coaches, medics to detect concussion, brain injuries with a smartphone

September 7, 2017

University of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and…
Study illustrates how the cortex assigns credit for causality

July 5, 2017

When you do something right, you can’t learn anything from your success without a system in the brain…
New finding holds promise for treating children after brain injuries

March 16, 2017

A new biological marker may help doctors identify children at risk of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain…
Microwave helmet yields fast and safe evaluation of head injuries

March 10, 2017

Results from a clinical study demonstrates that microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial…
Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases

March 7, 2017

Head injuries can harm hundreds of genes in the brain in a way that increases people’s risk for…
Bio-inspired lower-limb ‘wearing robotic exoskeleton’ for human gait rehab

October 28, 2016

Stroke and spinal cord injury rehab may soon be improved by a ‘wearable robotic exoskeleton’ designed by a…
Thanks to brain chip, paralyzed man regains realistic touch in the hand

October 13, 2016

A brain implant has restored touch in the hand of a paralyzed man, who described the sensations as…
Brain Cell ‘Executioner’ Identified

October 6, 2016

Common culprit may cause damage in stroke, brain injury, neurodegenerative disease Despite their different triggers, the same molecular…
“Opening the skull” of patients after head injury reduces risk of death from brain swelling

September 10, 2016

Craniectomy – a surgical procedure in which part of the skull is removed to relieve brain swelling –…
Head impact research points to ways to make football practice safer for youth

August 25, 2016

Nearly three-quarters of the football players in the U.S. are younger than 14 years old. But despite the…
MRI scans may be useful in diagnosing chronic traumatic encephalopathy

August 24, 2016

UCLA doctors have found what may be an earlier and easier way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or…
Traumatic brain injury not linked to Alzheimer’s in study

July 12, 2016

A large, multi-institution study has found no connection between suffering a traumatic brain injury  with loss of consciousness…
New Technology to Deliver Drugs to Injured Brain Tissue

June 29, 2016

Writing in the journal Nature Communications, a team of researchers from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute…
New head scanning ultrasound technology could save soldier lives

June 20, 2016

Soldiers’ lives could be saved or improved by new technology which enables medics to scan for bleeding in…
In brain-injured patients, a way to measure awareness or its impending return

May 27, 2016

The precise diagnosis and prognosis of recovery of consciousness of patients after a severe brain injury is a…
Immune cells help the brain to self-heal after a stroke

April 18, 2016

After a stroke, there is inflammation in the damaged part of the brain. Until now, the inflammation has…
A step toward reducing brain damage after stroke

March 9, 2016

After suffering a stroke, about three-fourths of patients exhibit some disability. The extent of a patient’s symptoms depends…
Link between intensive post-stroke rehabilitation and recovery demonstrated in rats

February 21, 2016

Each year millions of people worldwide suffer from stroke, which can occur to anyone at any time. While…
How a waste product of exercise protects neurons from trauma damage

February 20, 2016

Researchers led by EPFL have found how lactate, a waste product of glucose metabolism can protect neurons from…
Oral bacteria linked to risk of stroke

February 17, 2016

UofL brain researcher and Japanese collaborators demonstrate the importance of oral health in stroke In a study of…
Researchers home in on why female newborns are better protected from brain injury

February 5, 2016

Each year, thousands of newborn babies suffer complications during pregnancy or birth that deprive their brains of oxygen…
Future help for stroke patients with language problems

February 2, 2016

Brain researcher Karsten Specht has found a new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language…
Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow

January 28, 2016

New technique offers potential to reconnect neurons of people with central nervous system damage That very fine hair-line…
Team demonstrates protein damage by shock waves in traumatic brain injury patients

January 27, 2016

New research by Lawrence Livermore scientists shows how shock waves can damage membrane proteins in traumatic brain injury…
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