Brain Injury

Market Watch: Premier Biomedical Gears Up for Two Important Clinical Trials

Premier Biomedical Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies targeting cancer, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, MS and other serious conditions, recently announced that the William Beaumont Army Medical Center (“WBAMC”) has begun drafting a protocol that it plans to submit to their Institutional Review Board overseeing its double-blind clinical trial […]

Chron: Doctors Are Expanding The Notion Of What Constitutes A Concussion

Dr. Jorge Gomez has seen “more and more” concussions among his patients at Texas Children’s, where he is a sports medicine specialist at the West Campus. About 250,000 kids and teens go to the emergency room every year for sports- and recreation-related brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Kids can […]

Find Biometrics: Brain Trauma Biometrics: BlackBox Launches New Model of Blast Gauge

According to the Center for Disease Control, traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects more than 1.7 million people annually and is treatable if the signs are recognized. BlackBox Biometrics offers a wearable biometric device, called the Blast Gauge System, which detects the signs of traumatic brain injury as a result of environmental factors related to blast […]

Vancouver 24 Hrs: More To Concussion Relief Than Dark Rooms

While most of the concussions we see will occur because of a sporting mishap or car accident, many soldiers have received traumatic brain injuries from improvised explosive devices (homemade bombs). All departments of the U.S. military have been using acupuncture to treat these injuries, and they are training physicians how to perform the therapy. The […]

The Atlantic: On Campus, Young Veterans Are Learning How To Be Millenials

Millennials are lazy. Millennials are privileged, overeducated, and basking in an extended adolescence. Millennials will earn less than their parents. They’re anxious. They’re entitled. Ask anyone. Ask The New York Times. Or ask James Cetto, a former Marine. He was born in the 80s, when the American image of war looked like Tom Cruise playing […]

The Hill: HELP Approves Bills On Exercise, Traumatic Brain Injury

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee unanimously approved six public health bills Wednesday, including measures promoting exercise (S. 531) and improve care for traumatic brain injuries (S. 2539). At least two of the bills are likely to become law this year. Already passed by the House, one would expand the federal definition […]

CBS News: Injuries on the rise in high school lacrosse

High school lacrosse players are facing an increasing number of injuries during practices as well as games, a new study finds. Although the most common injuries are sprains and strains, more than 22 percent are concussions, researchers report. They note a better understanding of why these injuries are happening could lead to better ways to […]

Medical Xpress: Detecting concussion-related brain disease in its earliest stages

Autopsies have shown that some high-profile athletes who suffered repeated blows to the head during their careers have unusual protein clumps in their brains. Those clumps suggest the athletes had a disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Now, scientists are working on tests that might be able to detect CTE in its earliest stages, according […]

The Daily Beast: Dysfunctional Congress Prepares to Claim Another Victim: Injured Veterans

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree that a pilot program to treat veterans with traumatic brain injuries should be extended. But they can’t seem to pass the needed legislation. Despite bipartisan support, Congress has not been able to pass an extension of the rehabilitation program. Since last fall, the extension has been attached […]