Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: New Approach Could Kill Tumor Cells in the Brain More Effectively and Avoid Side Effects

Every year, about 100,000 Americans are diagnosed with brain tumors that have spread from elsewhere in the body. These tumors, known as metastases, are usually treated with surgery followed by chemotherapy, but the cancer often returns. A new study from MIT, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Johns Hopkins University suggests that delivering chemotherapy directly into […]

JAMA: Treatment of Generalized War-Related Health Concerns

A consistent experience across generations of veterans has been the generalized nature of postwar symptoms, often involving headaches, fatigue, musculoskeletal pain, concentration/memory problems, sleep disturbance, dizziness/imbalance, palpitations, gastrointestinal symptoms, irritability, and anxiety. Also consistent across the years has been the intensity of debate as to etiology and relative contribution of physical, neurological, psychological, or environmental […]

Medical Xpress: Clinical Trial Could Change Standard Treatment for Stroke

A large international clinical trial has shed new light on the effectiveness of current hospital protocols for managing blood pressure in stroke patients. The two-part ENOS trial (Efficacy of Nitric Oxide in Stroke,) was carried out at The University of Nottingham in collaboration with 23 countries to try to solve two major conundrums faced by […]

Medical Xpress: New Test to Help Brain Injury Victims Recover

A dynamic new assessment for helping victims of trauma to the brain, including those suffering from progressive conditions such as dementia, has been developed by a clinical neuropsychologist at the University of Leicester. The Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status (SPANS) is the brainchild of Dr Gerald Burgess from the University of Leicester’s School of […]

UT Dallas News Center: Grant Enables Researchers to Continue Studying Stroke Recovery

At UT Dallas, researchers are developing new techniques to aid recovery from stroke. Their efforts recently received a boost thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health. Drs. Michael Kilgard and Robert Rennaker will receive $2.3 million over the next five years to test the effectiveness of using vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) […]

The Philippine Star: ‘Chemobrain’ May Start Before Chemotherapy

The muddled thinking that sometimes affects breast cancer patients is manifested by decreased activity in a brain region that plays a key role in working memory, according to results of a functional imaging study. “Chemobrain,” as it’s sometimes known, appears even before chemotherapy starts, suggesting that more may be at play than a cognitive reaction […]

WIRED: New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness in Brain Injury Patients

After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and seemingly unaware of the world around them. In recent years, however, neuroscientists have found signs that some of these patients may be conscious, at least to a degree. Researchers, led by Srivas Chennu […]

Herald Sun: ‘Stroke clock’ Developed by Researchers at the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health Could Aid Survival

Melbourne medical researchers are developing a “stroke clock”, a finger-prick blood test to diagnose when the brain injury occurred. They believe this could allow up to an extra two million people a year to be treated. The biggest barriers for lifesaving emergency stroke therapy are delay and ignorance of when the injury happened. About 20 […]