Brain Injury

ScienceBlog: Finding Keys to Glioblastoma Therapeutic Resistance

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found one of the keys to why certain glioblastomas – the primary form of a deadly brain cancer – are resistant to drug therapy. The answer lies not in the DNA sequence of the tumor, but in its epigenetic signature. These findings have […]

Russia Beyond the Headlines: Neurosurgeons and Software Engineers Team up to Fight Brain Cancer

A team of young Russian neurosurgeons and IT developers has created new software that helps to visualize and measure residual brain tumors as well as to monitor their dynamics. Brain Target can also help to prevent brain hemorrhages in treating arteriovenous malformations, a congenital vascular anomaly. “When I graduated from medical school, I got the […]

News Observer: Can Stem Cells Help Mobility After Stroke?

When Bruce Daily woke up after having lumbar surgery a year ago, he realized he couldn’t move the right side of his body. “It took me a long while to figure out I wasn’t gonna walk again,” he said. “I knew I was down.” Daily, 69, had gone in for lumbar surgery at the University […]

Newsworks: Villanova Engineers Create Device to Monitor Athletic Performance, Head Impacts

Researchers at Villanova University are jumping on the personal fitness monitoring craze to get more data on head injuries in sports. Assistant professor Ed Dougherty and his engineering students have come up with a wearable device that monitors everything from steps taken to the severity of hits to the head. “It will measure head impacts […]

Science Daily: Increased Risk of Stroke in People With Cognitive Impairment

People with cognitive impairment are significantly more likely to have a stroke, with a 39% increased risk, than people with normal cognitive function, according to a new study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). Cognitive impairment and stroke are major contributors to disability, and stroke is the second leading cause of death world-wide. Although […]

University Herald: Anti-depressant Medication May Be Able to Fight Aggressive Brain Tumor

Researchers at the Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute (CBDI) at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center have identified a novel molecular pathway that causes an aggressive form of medulloblastoma, a highly malignant primary brain tumor. “Although current treatments improve survival rates, patients suffer severe side effects and relapse tumors carry mutations that resist treatment,” Q. Richard […]

NY Daily News: Colds May Temporarily Increase Stroke Risk in Children: Study

Parents, watch out: your child’s cold may temporarily up his or her risk of having a stroke as a kid. Kids who had been to the doctor for a minor infection like a cold were 12 times more likely have a pediatric stroke than kids who hadn’t. But the risk of childhood stroke remains very […]

USA Today: NCAA: Leading on Head Injuries Safety

Since its inception, the NCAA has been committed to student-athlete health and safety. More than 100 years later, our commitment to protecting student-athletes is as strong as it has ever been. The NCAA has partnered with the Department of Defense on a landmark $30 million initiative, including the most comprehensive study of concussion and head […]

Medical Xpress: Researchers Look at Breast Cancer Drugs to Treat Certain Brain Tumors

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers hope to repurpose commonly used breast cancer medicines for the treatment of malignant primary brain tumors such as gliomas. “We have an early discovery with the tremendous potential to cure,” says Pankaj Desai, PhD, a professor of pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism at the UC James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy who […]