Brain Injury

News-Medical: Brain magnetic stimulation can increase walking speed for stroke victims

A technique of magnetic stimulation of the brain can increase walking speed in patients who are undergoing rehabilitation after a stroke, reports a research update in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, the official journal of the Association of Academic Physiatrists. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. (May 10, 2018) Read the […]

Reuters: Even young men who smoke have increased stroke risk

Young men who smoke are more likely to have a stroke before age 50 than their peers who avoid tobacco, a small study suggests. Smoking has long been linked to an increased risk of stroke in older adults, but research to date examining this connection in younger adults has mainly focused on women. (May 10, […]

Bel Marra Health: Epilepsy risk higher in patients undergoing ischemic stroke therapies

Over the past several decades, the treatment options for stroke patients have evolved to the point where the number of stroke survivors has increased by 68 percent. The two most effective treatments are intra-arterial therapies and intravenous thrombolysis. Both are reperfusion therapies, which allow blood flow to be restored through a blocked artery or vein. […]

News-Medical: Researchers create a biomaterial that can be used to study the brain

Researchers have created a new type of biomaterial that can support the growth of nerve cells, potentially opening up new possibilities for patients who have experienced a stroke or traumatic brain injury. Using self-assembling peptides, bioengineers have created scaffolds that can be used in tissue engineering and biomedicine. Amino acids are groups of carbon atoms […]

U.S. News & World Report: Even mild concussion tied to greater dementia risk later

Concussions, even those that are mild, more than double the risk for developing dementia down the road, new research suggests. The findings stem from an analysis that tracked concussions and dementia risk among nearly 360,000 military veterans. Study author Deborah Barnes noted that many of the younger vets in the study had experienced concussions while […]

Cosmos: In soccer, heading the ball carries greatest risk of concussion

Major changes to the way the world’s most popular sport is played may be drawing closer, after a new study revealed the act of heading the ball is more likely to result in concussions than other head impacts sustained during play, including collisions with elbows, heads and even goalposts. The Einstein Soccer Study recruited experienced […]

News-Medical: New EU collaborative project aims to improve prevention and treatment of stroke

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is hosting a new EU collaborative project. Funded via the European ‘Horizon 2020 Framework Program for Research and Innovation’, the project aims to improve both the prevention and treatment of stroke, and the patients’ quality of life after stroke. It is hoped that computer-based predictive modeling will soon provide a means […]

Medical News Today: Could saunas reduce stroke risk?

Finally, something indulgent might actually be good for us; one newly published study says that enjoying regular saunas could significantly reduce stroke risk. Although their invention is often ascribed to the people of Finland, saunas and sweat lodges appeared independently in many cultures throughout ancient history. (May 3, 2018) Read the full article here