Brain Injury

Medical Xpress: Remapping the damaged brain

Scientists at the RIKEN Center for Life Science Technologies, along with researchers from the AIST Human Technology Research Institute in Japan, have identified a time-dependent interplay between two brain regions that contributes to the recovery of motor function after focal brain damage, such as a stroke. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the research shows […]

Stanford: Stanford researchers measure concussion forces in greatest detail yet

More than 40 million people worldwide suffer from concussions each year, but scientists are just beginning to understand the traumatic forces that cause the injury. Now, a team of engineers and physicians at Stanford has provided the first-ever measurements of all the acceleration forces imparted on the brain during a diagnosed concussion. The findings could […]

Health Canal: Understanding a complex brain cancer: SickKids-led study links genetics of cells with diverse growth and drug-resistant behaviours within the same tumour

Despite advances in research, glioblastoma, the most common primary malignant brain tumour in adults, remains one of the most difficult cancers to treat. One of the barriers to successful treatment is the extreme heterogeneity, or diversity from cell to cell, within the same tumour.  This diversity resides in glioblastoma cell clones, identical daughter cells derived […]

Newswise: Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Aids in Clinical Trial Examining Effects of ‘Chemo Brain’ in Breast Cancer Patients

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is referring breast cancer patients to a clinical trial examining the side effects of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy on the brain. Serena Wong, MD, medical oncologist at the Cancer Institute and assistant professor of medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, is the referring physician for the study […]

Ivanhoe: Brain Path for Tricky Tumors

Neurosurgeons have long considered tumors in deep areas of the brain inoperable, giving patients very few treatment options, and often, little hope.  A new tool is allowing doctors better access to those hard to reach sections of the brain, using a minimally-invasive approach to remove lesions. The brain path allows doctors to reach deep areas […]

The New-York Times: Limiting Rest is Found to Help Young Concussion Patients

Experts recommend that young people who have suffered a concussion to get one or two days of rest at home, until the symptoms start resolving, before gradually returning to school and physical activity. But, scientific evidence to support this approach is sparse, and some doctors have recommended that young patients remain inactive for even longer […]

Medical News Today: Pitt researchers find link exists between white matter and concussion-related depression and anxiety

White matter brain abnormalities in some patients with depression disorders closely resemble abnormalities found in patients who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), more commonly known as concussion, according to new research presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). […]

Army Times: Army touts ‘brain thermometer’ as front-line tool

Army medics will soon use what’s been dubbed a “brain thermometer”: a mobile phone application that can, within minutes, provide health professionals data to help diagnose and measure a soldier’s injuries. The new tool will continue to be vetted for battlefield use, the Army reports, and work is underway to use it with tablets in […]

Huffington Post: Brain-injury Program Working with NFL Players

A brain-injury treatment program originally designed for military veterans injured on the battlefield has been updated to include professional athletes. Representatives with the Eisenhower Center announced Tuesday that it will be the primary facility used by the NFL Players Association for treating brain injuries and other neurological issues through the After the Impact program. The […]

Dalhousie University News: Protecting The Brain

Neuroscience is a big field, populated by experts around the world. They search for treatments for people with brain and spine injuries, seek cures for neurodegenerative diseases and research diagnostic and prevention methods for the body’s most intricate — and delicate — of systems. Dr. Friedman’s research focuses of detecting and treating damage to blood […]