Brain Injury

ThirdAge: Stroke symptoms you should never ignore

Let’s be honest: When people hear someone has suffered a cardiovascular incident, they rarely imagine it’s a woman in her 40s or 50s. More often, they imagine an elderly man clutching his chest on the way to his grandkid’s baseball game or on a grocery run for his wife. Hollywood may be to blame for […]

UPI: Study: Stroke victims regain more limb use with dual-therapy approach

Stroke victims regain greater use of their paralyzed limbs with a dual-therapy approach than a single method, according to a study in Europe. Scientists at Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, Switzerland, studied the effects of utilizing a brain-computer interface and functional electrical stimulation on people who had strokes. (June 20, 2018) Read the full […]

Science Daily: Cell type and environment influence protein turnover in the brain

Scientists have revealed that protein molecules in the brain are broken down and replaced at different rates, depending on where in the brain they are. The study, published in eLife, provides essential insights into how the components of different cells in the brain are altered. These kinds of alterations may be important in our abilities […]

Medical Xpress: Electrically stimulating the brain may restore movement after stroke

UC San Francisco scientists have improved mobility in rats that had experienced debilitating strokes by using electrical stimulation to restore a distinctive pattern of brain cell activity associated with efficient movement. The researchers say they plan to use the new findings to help develop brain implants that might one day restore motor function in human […]

Medical Xpress: New discovery about the brain’s water system may prove beneficial in stroke

Water is transported from the blood into the brain via an ion transporter, according to a new study on mice conducted at the University of Copenhagen. If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant for treating disorders involving increased intracranial pressure, including brain oedema in connection with stroke, and hydrocephalus, also […]

News-Medical: NYIT researcher receives grant to study concussion and jockey helmet safety

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Sports Medicine has received $15,000 from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NYTHA) to fund a future study on concussion and helmet safety. The award is a critical first step in launching the study, “The Computational Assessment of Helmets and Concussion,” which will be led by NYIT […]

Scientific American: Targeting inflammation may protect and restore the brain after stroke

In an ischemic stroke a clot blocks a blood vessel to the brain, depriving oxygen and nutrients to part of the crucial organ. Without immediate treatment this can cause irreversible tissue damage, leading to complications ranging from behavioral changes to paralysis. Stroke is the fifth-highest cause of death in the U.S., and the leading cause […]

Medical Xpress: Massive study sheds light on the genetic roots of atrial fibrillation

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), a condition causing a rapid, irregular heart rate that can increase the risk of stroke, could use some new treatment options. Despite how common the condition is, the current treatment options don’t always work. The roots of atrial fibrillation are now less mysterious, thanks to a new study. (June 12, […]

Neurology Advisor: Under new guidelines, more stroke survivors with hypertension diagnosis

Under the 2017 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) hypertension guidelines, there would be a substantial increase in the proportions of stroke survivors with hypertension and above the recommended blood pressure target, according to a study published online June 6 in the Journal of the American Heart Association. (June 11, 2018) Read the full […]