Brain Injury

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 […]

Health Canal: A Milestone in Brain Tumor Research

The University of Southampton announces a new tissue banking initiative, called the Brain Tumor Archive Network that will unlock thousands of previously hard to access brain tumor samples for researchers throughout the UK. Creation of the network was led by brainstrust and supported by a wider group of brain tumor charities including Charlie’s Challenge, Brain […]

CBS Miami: The Concussion Pill Is Coming

More than 20,000 retired professional football players with marquis names such as Jim McMahon and Andre Reed, are trying to forced the NFL to pay nearly $1-billion dollars for failing to warn them about the effects of long-term brain injury caused by concussions. Now in Texas, where football is king, comes word of a pill that’s […]

Medical Xpress: Zapping the Brain With Tiny Magnetic Pulses Improves Memory

The practice of physically stimulating the brain in order to alleviate symptoms of illness and injury has been around since the early 20th century. For example, electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is still used to alleviate symptoms of depression. However, perhaps in part due to negative connotations associated with ECT, in modern medicine treatment of psychological disorders […]

News Medical: LA BioMed Researchers Report That THC May Help Protect the Brain of Traumatic Brain Injury Patients

Surveying patients with traumatic brain injuries, a group of Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) researchers reported today that they found those who tested positive for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, were more likely to survive than those who tested negative for the illicit substance. The findings, published in the October edition of The American Surgeon, […]