Brain Injury

News Medical: NeuroSigma, VA Partner to Evaluate eTNS System for TBI Patients in Phase I Clinical Trial

NeuroSigma®, Inc. (NeuroSigma), a California-based life sciences company focused on commercialization of its non-invasive Monarch eTNS System for the treatment of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, today announced that it has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with the U.S. Veterans Affairs (VA) for a clinical trial to evaluate the benefits of non-invasive, […]

Science Daily: Parental Misconceptions About Concussions Could Hinder Treatment, Recovery

With football season in full swing, there’s no shortage of talk about young players — from high school down to the pee wee levels — suffering from concussions. Yet many parents may lack knowledge about this mild traumatic brain injury, according to two studies to be presented Oct. 10 at a pre-conference symposium on pediatric […]

Medical News Today: Injury to Brain ‘Hubs’ Does More Damage

Hubs are locations in the brain where different networks come together to help us think and complete mental tasks. Now, a new study offers a fresh view of how injury affects the brain. It finds damage to brain hubs disrupts our capacity to think and adapt to everyday challenges more severely than damage to locations […]

Medical Xpress: Timing is Key for Traumatic Brain Injury Treatment

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered two potential treatments for traumatic brain injury that are most effective when given at different stages after the injury has occurred. Laboratory studies conducted in the University’s School of Medical Sciences have confirmed that changes in brain water channels over time play a critical role in traumatic […]

Science Daily: Stenting Safe, Effective for Long-Term Stroke Prevention

Using stents to keep neck arteries open is just as effective as invasive neck surgery for long-term prevention of fatal and disabling strokes, reports an international trial led by UCL (University College London) funded by the Medical Research Council and Stroke Association. “These latest research findings suggest that overall, stenting is just as safe, and […]

Medical Xpress: University of Calgary Research Leads to Brain Cancer Clinical Trial

Researchers at the University of Calgary’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) and Southern Alberta Cancer Research Institute (SACRI) have made a discovery that could prolong the life of people living with glioblastoma – the most aggressive type of brain cancer. Samuel Weiss, PhD, Professor and Director of the HBI, and Research Assistant Professor Artee Luchman, PhD, […]

Science Daily: Mechanism That Repairs Brain After Stroke Discovered

A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been published in the journal Science. A stroke is caused by a blood clot blocking a blood vessel in the brain, which leads to an interruption of […]

Medical Xpress: New Computational Approach Finds Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer

Using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have found that loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving force behind the most aggressive form of glioblastoma, the most common form of brain cancer. The CUMC team demonstrated in mice transplants that these tumors can […]

Reuters: Healthy Lifestyle May Halve Stroke Risk For Women: Study

Women who live the healthiest lifestyles have a 54% lower risk of stroke than women who do not, according to newly examined Swedish data. That’s a very large reduction in risk, said lead author Susanna C. Larsson of the Institute of Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. In the study, a healthy lifestyle included […]