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Weill Neurohub will fuel race to find new treatments for brain disease

November 13, 2019

With a $106 million gift from the Weill Family Foundation, UC Berkeley (Berkeley), UC San Francisco (UCSF) and…
AI Rivals Expert Radiologists at Detecting Brain Hemorrhages

October 23, 2019

An algorithm developed by scientists at UC San Francisco and UC Berkeley did better than two out of…
Microbleeds may worsen outcome after head injury

October 16, 2019

Using advanced imaging, researchers have uncovered new information regarding traumatic microbleeds, which appear as small, dark lesions on…
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…
Soldiers, athletes could have improved outcomes from traumatic brain injury through faster diagnosis using urine analysis

September 5, 2019

Scientists also report that even a mild hit or blast to the brain can benefit from early detection,…
Peptide hydrogels could help heal traumatic brain injuries

August 29, 2019

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) –– defined as a bump, blow or jolt to the head that disrupts normal…
Study Suggests Exercise After Concussion Improves Recovery

August 29, 2019

After a sports-related concussion, traditional recovery recommendations have previously called for weeks or months of rest, depending on…
Simple Blood Test Unmasks Concussions Absent on CT Scans

August 28, 2019

Many patients with concussion have normal CT scans and are discharged from the hospital without follow-up. But a…
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…
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy

June 4, 2019

Magnetic stimulation using a laptop-style device for 20 minutes per day improved the ability of rodents with concussion…
Pro-Athlete Mortality Gap

May 27, 2019

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including  higher risk of succumbing to cardiac…
FSU-developed foam could offer NFL players powerful protection against head injuries

April 30, 2019

A next-generation foam technology developed by engineers at Florida State University could soon be a key component in…
Coal could yield treatment for traumatic injuries

April 29, 2019

Graphene quantum dots drawn from common coal may be the basis for an effective antioxidant for people who suffer…
Synthetic Speech Generated from Brain Recordings

April 29, 2019

A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain…
Taking Care of People with TBI: Tool Could Help Caregivers

April 29, 2019

A traumatic brain injury happens in an instant: a battlefield blast, a car crash, a bad fall. But…
Which Car Crashes Cause Traumatic Brain Injury?

April 24, 2019

New research from aerospace and mechanical engineering professor Samy Missoum details a new method for calculating the probability…
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…
Scientists link concussions to seizures, development of epilepsy

January 30, 2019

Researchers at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a cellular response in mice to mild…
Big data and advanced artificial intelligence techniques used to tackle Alzheimer’s disease

December 5, 2018

Sports concussions, Parkinson’s disease and hormone therapy for cancer all can have memory loss as symptoms. But can…
Playing high school football changes the teenage brain

November 20, 2018

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause microscopic changes in the structure of…
With Dangers of Everyday Concussions Revealed, Scientists Race to Find Solutions

October 20, 2018

A bump to the head from slipping on the stairs, falling off a skateboard, or running into an…
Every cell has a story to tell in brain injury

October 5, 2018

Traumatic head injury can have widespread effects in the brain, but now scientists can look in real time…
What happens to the brain after a traumatic injury?

October 4, 2018

Ebony Cook’s apartment ceiling collapsed on her head. The event left her with a brain injury that not…
Studies uncover flaws in youth sports concussion laws

September 11, 2018

All 50 states have passed a youth sports concussion law to help athletes and parents. But two new…
Kids and concussions: UVA physician helps craft new CDC treatment guideline

September 11, 2018

A University of Virginia Health System emergency medicine physician helped develop new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention treatment…
Traumatic brain injury recovery via petri dish

August 29, 2018

Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have succeeded in reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and…
Even a single brain injury results in a growing risk of dementia

August 2, 2018

It is summer now and we are all rushing to the nearest beach, river or lake. It helps…
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…
Risk of dementia increases with traumatic brain injury

April 13, 2018

The risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s, was significantly higher in people who had experienced a traumatic brain injury…
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…
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