Brain Injury

NBC Montana: UM Unveils Brain Injury Research

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is a serious public health problem which 2.5 million people suffered from in 2010 according to the National Centers for Disease Control. The University of Montana is on the cutting edge of some very important research and today Rep. Steve Daines toured the facilities to learn about the latest project. […]

The Express Times: Bethlehem company hopes mobile device that identifies concussions will become sports standard

The mobile, wearable device measures brainwave biosensor data to help evaluate concussions. Company officials say it’s the first mobile objective contributor in diagnosing concussions, which often is determined by subjective methods, such as checking vision and balance. “Objective data — provided rapidly, near the athletic field — would empower field clinicians with a considerable advantage […]

New York Post: From Mullet to Math Genius After a Concussion

Padgett’s world is bursting with mathematical patterns. He is one of a few people in the world who can draw approximations of fractals, the repeating geometric patterns that are building blocks of everything in the known universe, by hand. Tree leaves outside his window are evidence of Pythagoras’ Theorem. The arc that light makes when […]

Fox News: Half of Jailed NYC Youths Have a Brain Injury, Study Shows

About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City’s jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that’s the latest in a growing body of research documenting head trauma among young offenders. Experts say the findings, published this week in The […]

Injury Lawyer: New Study Shows Testosterone Side Effects May Include Brain Damage

Popular testosterone therapy products including AndroGel, Axiron and Testim have already been tied to an increased risk for cardiovascular injuries and death in some patients. Now emerging research published this April in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease shows that testosterone side effects may also include neurological damage. The study was conducted by scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, who examined […]

Democrat & Chronicle: UR study: Football impact on brain lingers

A football season of only routine hits to the helmet might inflict enough injury to the brain that six months of normal, non-contact activity afterward isn’t enough time for it to heal. That’s what a University of Rochester research study of 10 of the school’s players suggests. The results, published Thursday, provide a new look […]

Today Online: PET Scans Could Predict Extent of Recovery from Brain Injury, Trials Show

Doctors believe they may have found a reliable way to assess whether patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury are likely to wake up, raising ethical questions about the best treatment for those in an unresponsive state. In a hospital trial, brain scans using PET technology — positron emission tomography — identified […]

MMQBI: If You Give a Mouse a Concussion

One of the most important recent developments in the treatment of brain trauma—and by extension, the future of football—may have been discovered by a clumsy intern. Theo Roth is a St. Louis-born, Alabama-raised Stanford graduate who finagled his way into a National Institutes of Health internship in the summer of 2010, after his senior year of high school. […]

Psych Central: Teen Head Injuries Linked to Greater Suicide Risk

Emerging research suggests that teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) such as a concussion are at “significantly greater odds” of attempting suicide, being bullied, and engaging in a variety of high-risk behaviors. “Investigators found that these teens were also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis […]

Providence Journal: Federal Judge Rejects NFL Concussion Settlement, for Second Time

A federal judge in Philadelphia has again denied preliminary approval of the proposed $765 million settlement of NFL concussion claims. U.S. District Judge Anita Brody’s order Wednesday also denies class-action status to lawsuits filed by thousands of retired players, at least for now. The ruling comes after Brody asked lawyers for more details to support […]