Brain Injury

Daily Caller: Science: Brain Injuries Have Spiked In Cities With Bike-Sharing Programs

If you’ve lived in a large American city the last couple years, you may have noticed large numbers of bicyclers lollygagging down the road on odd-looking, short-term rentals from the local bike-sharing program. You may have also noticed that these riders don’t tend to be wearing helmets. Not too surprisingly, researchers have connected a big […]

Tech Times: Traumatic brain injury ups risk of Alzheimer’s, early death

Joining the military service comes with serious risks. Many soldiers die in military operations and those who managed to survive continue to be influenced and affected by their experience. Warfare-related injuries, in particular, have long term impact on health and a new study suggests that military veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury (TBI) have increased […]

Nature World News: Early Life Stress Could Alter Brain Regions, Researchers Say

Children exposed to stress have long-term changes in key brain areas, new study shows. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, early-life stress due to poverty, abuse or neglect can alter brain areas dedicated to learning, memory and emotion. These changes in the brain could lead to future health as well as […]

USA Today: Safety groups target brain impact of headers in soccer

The World Cup has shown us how the world’s best soccer players can use their heads to re-direct balls into the goal, including the tying score by Portugal in the final seconds versus the United States. A new concussion safety campaign is being mounted to delay use of headers by U.S. youth players until high […]

Fox News: ‘Neural bypass’ reconnects brain to muscles in paralyzed man

Neurobridge works as a kind of neural “bypass,” taking signals from the brain, rerouting them around the damaged spinal cord and sending them directly to the muscles, according to its developers, including doctors at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and researchers from Battelle Memorial Institute in Columbus, Ohio. “Other devices use electrical stimulation, […]

AFCEA: DARPA-Funded Research Offers Faster, Better Views of Entire Brain

While the latest in brain research technology, sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), might not be as catchy as the televised iconic anti-drug public service announcement from 1987 (in which an actor displays an egg to symbolize a brain, then cracks it into a frying pan to illustrate a brain on drugs) […]

ABC News: FIFA criticised for not protecting players against concussion

The world football players’ union says the governing body is failing to protect players. The criticism comes after a World Cup match where a player who was briefly knocked out returned to the field. The union has called for an investigation into the incident and wants clear guidelines so decisions on players’ safety are made […]

Science Codex: Veterans with blast traumatic brain injury may have unrecognized pituitary dysfunction

In soldiers who survive traumatic brain injury from blast exposure, pituitary dysfunction after their blast injury may be an important, under-recognized, and potentially treatable source of their symptoms, a new study finds. The results were presented Saturday at ICE/ENDO 2014, the joint meeting of the International Society of Endocrinology and the Endocrine Society in Chicago. […]

The Hill: Taking care of our veterans’ brain health

most exposed to this type of injury are 18 to 24 years of age. From a neurobiological point of view, their brains are still developing. Scientifically speaking, their injury is considered a pediatric acquired brain injury (PABI), because the brain is still undergoing rapid development and refinement until age 25. The long-term effects of a PABI […]

Psych Central: New Device Shows How PTSD Damages Brain

Innovative new technology in the form of a portable brain-mapping device can now show brain areas damaged by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). University of Texas, Arlington (UT) researchers developed the tool to assess brain (prefrontal cortex) activity in student veterans when they were asked to recall information from simple memorization tasks. The study by bioengineering […]