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Delirium linked to brain injury after severe surgery

December 6, 2019

In a new study published in the journal Brain, researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Medicine…
New brain research could change how concussions are treated

October 15, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI), including concussions, can be caused by anything from sports injuries to battlefield trauma. And…
Multi-institutional team to study effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

September 19, 2019

Traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have become common in athletes who suffer repeated blows to…
Can Pomegranate Juice Protect the Infant Brain?

August 23, 2019

When it comes to protecting the newborn brain, taking steps to mitigate risk before birth may be critical.…
Study: Brain injury common in domestic violence

July 2, 2019

For years, Paula Walters had no idea why she was forgetting things, losing control of her emotions, struggling…
‘M-RISE’ Research Program Aims to Prevent Brain Damage Caused by Cardiac Arrest

June 25, 2019

For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those…
Researchers Discover How the Brain Changes When Mastering a New Skill

June 12, 2019

Mastering a new skill — whether a sport, an instrument or a craft — takes time and training.…
Cooling baby treatment one of ‘Nation’s Lifesavers’

May 17, 2019

A University of Bristol researcher who discovered that cooling babies who have suffered a lack of oxygen at…
Emergency treatment guidelines improve survival of people with severe head injury

May 10, 2019

A large study of more than 21,000 people finds that training emergency medical services (EMS) agencies to implement…
Mental health disorders common following mild head injury

February 6, 2019

A new study reveals that approximately 1 in 5 individuals may experience mental health symptoms up to six…
Researchers create road map for pediatric head trauma

January 25, 2019

Severe traumatic brain injury is a leading cause of death and disability in children leaving 61 percent of survivors …
Microglia: Teasing Out Diversity

December 3, 2018

Immune cells known as microglia have been found to protect the brain from injury and infection and are…
Headers in football damage brain cells and cause concussion-like symptoms

December 2, 2018

Football is the most popular athletic game in the world. Pretty much everyone knows it and played it…
Five persistent myths about helmet use

May 15, 2018

Helmets would be required by law for all Albertans using any equipment that moves at significant velocity—regardless of…
Exercising soon after concussion reduces recovery time

April 20, 2018

Exercising is so important to us. It is good for our mental and physical health. Now scientists from…
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…
Unresponsive Wakefulness Syndrome: System to help patients communicate

June 30, 2017

A new device is meant to help people with severe brain damage to communicate with others. The NeuroCommTrainer…
Even mild brain injury can cause problems with impulsive decisions

May 11, 2017

Did you notice that some people are really impulsive and take risks easily without much thought? It turns…
Artificial Intelligence Aids Scientists in Uncovering Hallmarks of Mystery Concussion

March 6, 2017

Scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion…
New guidance developed for children hospitalized with mild head trauma

February 15, 2017

When a child suffers a mild head injury, doctors have well-established protocols for determining whether that child should…
Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

February 9, 2017

In a study of mice and monkeys, National Institutes of Health funded researchers showed that they could prevent…
Yale expert leads effort to reduce ‘covert’ brain injury after cardiac procedures

February 7, 2017

Patients who undergo lifesaving cardiac procedures are often exposed to a related harm: brain injury. In response to…
Therapy for Abnormal Heartbeats May Cause Brain Injury

January 26, 2017

A common treatment for irregular heartbeats known as catheter ablation may result in the formation of brain lesions…
Surgery can restore vision in patients with brain injuries

December 12, 2016

Surgery can restore vision in patients who have suffered hemorrhaging in the eye after a traumatic brain injury,…
Brain bank data expands on dementia, aging, injury

April 27, 2016

A collaboration of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, UW Medicine and Group Health has expanded online resources…
Longer, Intense Rehabilitation Boosts Recovery after Brain Injury

February 24, 2016

Cognitive and functional recovery after a stroke or traumatic injury requires intense rehabilitative therapy to help the brain…
Spinal injury and ‘biorobotic control’ of the bladder

February 16, 2016

There are many challenges facing people with spinal cord injury – and walking again is often the least…
Childhood concussions impair brain function

December 19, 2015

A new study finds that pre-adolescent children who have sustained sports-related concussions have impaired brain function two years…
Optimal timing of mesenchymal stem cells therapy for neonatal intraventricular hemorrhage

October 29, 2015

OBJECTIVE: We recently showed that intraventricular transplantation of human umbilical cord blood (UCB)-derived mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) significantly…
NIH-funded researchers identify safe level to treat low blood sugar in newborns

October 19, 2015

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have shown that treating hypoglycemia, or low blood glucose, in…
​In females, childhood head injury could lead to alcohol abuse later in life

October 14, 2015

Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing…
High-fructose diet hampers recovery from traumatic brain injury

October 4, 2015

A diet high in processed fructose sabotages rats’ brains’ ability to heal after head trauma, UCLA neuroscientists report.…
3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

September 21, 2015

A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and…
Scientists uncover nuclear process in the brain that may affect disease

August 18, 2015

Every brain cell has a nucleus, or a central command station. Scientists have shown that the passage of…
Key protein found to have role in long-term complications from traumatic brain injury

August 4, 2015

A protein previously linked to acute symptoms following a traumatic brain injury (TBI), may also be responsible for…
Hospitals’ compliance with guidelines for treating brain injuries doesn’t guarantee better outcomes

July 28, 2015

Two decades ago, the Brain Trauma Foundation published its first set of guidelines for treating traumatic brain injury.…
Computer games help stroke survivors get back on their feet

May 27, 2015

The ABC has featured George Institute researchers Professor Cathie Sherrington and Dr Leanne Hassett and their innovative AMOUNT…
Two treatments yield similar results for children after cardiac arrest

April 28, 2015

A large-scale, multicenter study has shown that emergency body cooling does not improve survival rates or reduce brain…
Real-time feedback a boon in rehab

April 21, 2015

Laser-cut acrylic tiles with a 3D printed core and the capacity to be wired up to “interact” with…
NIST’s MRI Measurement Tools to Help Diagnose Veterans’ Traumatic Brain Injuries

March 18, 2015

More than 300,000 U.S. veterans have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury (TBI) in recent years, a legacy…
Brain injuries no match for sPIF treatment

September 9, 2014

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine and their colleagues have uncovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal…
Early cerebellum injury hinders neural development, possible root of autism

September 3, 2014

A brain region largely known for coordinating motor control has a largely overlooked role in childhood development that…
Cooling oxygen-deprived newborns improves survival without brain damage

July 11, 2014

The cooling of newborn babies suffering from perinatal asphyxia – a lack of oxygen at the time of…
Erythropoietin improves motor and cognitive deficit, axonal pathology, and neuroinflammation in a combined model of diffuse traumatic brain injury and hypoxia

July 6, 2014

Diffuse axonal injury is a common consequence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and often co-occurs with hypoxia, resulting…
To recover consciousness, brain activity passes through newly detected states

June 10, 2014

Anesthesia makes otherwise painful procedures possible by derailing a conscious brain, rendering it incapable of sensing or responding…
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