Brain Injury

The Wall Street Journal: Hospitals rush to offer new stroke treatment

Jacques Hayes, a Detroit-area construction worker, recently fell in his apartment. A visitor heard the thud in the next room, then saw Mr. Hayes struggle to walk and talk, falling a second time. So the friend called 911. (December 26, 2018) Read the full article here

UPI: Ex-NFL star working on ‘intercellular’ helmet to curb concussions, CTE

Nick Lowery says the movie Concussion accurately portrays brain injuries and the toll they take on players in the National Football League. The former All-Pro kicker watched numerous friends and teammates debilitated by concussions, including friend Mike Webster, who was found to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and died at age 50. (December 26, 2018) Read […]

NPR: Bad vibes: How hits to the head are transferred to the brain

It was a question about soccer that got Philip Bayly interested in brain injuries. Bayly, a mechanical engineer at Washington University in St. Louis, was approached by several doctors who wanted advice about some young soccer players they were treating. “They said, ‘Well, we’ve got some kids who have concussions and they want to know […]

CNN: 1 in 4 globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to new study

One in four people globally will have a stroke at age 25 or older, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation studied global, regional and country-specific lifetime risks of stroke in 1990 and again in 2016, then compared them. […]

Medical Xpress: Ischaemic stroke assessment

Non-contrast computed tomography (NCCT) is a low-cost medical imaging technology that is used widely in investigating damage to a patient’s brain caused by ischaemic stroke. However, writing in the International Journal of Image Mining, researchers from Algeria explain that it is not without limitations. As such, they are developing an algorithm that can automatically detect […]

Science Daily: Lasting impact of concussions on young adults

Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have found that young adults who experienced repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), or concussions, can experience persistent cognitive changes as well as altered brain activity.”Multiple concussions, even after general symptoms have subsided, decrease an individual’s ability to flexibly shift their mode of thinking,” said Robert Ross, assistant […]

Science Daily: Regrowing damaged nerves hinges on shutting down key genes

Neurons in the brain and spinal cord don’t grow back after injury, unlike those in the rest of the body. Now, researchers have identified some of the key steps taken by nerves in the legs as they regenerate. The findings lay out a path that spinal cord neurons might be able to follow — potentially […]

Medical Xpress: Study makes significant findings related to traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is often referred to as the “invisible injury—while on the surface everything seems normal with brain structure, symptoms may present themselves in the behavior of the injured and cannot be explained. A team from Illinois Institute of Technology, the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army’s corporate research laboratory (ARL) and Argonne […]

UPI: Dementia, Alzheimer’s linked to stroke deaths

Researchers in Sweden have tied deaths from ischemic stroke, or IS, to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The research, published Friday in Current Alzheimer Research, reveals that of the more than 28 percent who died with dementia in 2014, 8.3 percent of them had IS. (December 17, 2018) Read the full article here

News-Medical: Research: Concussion rates among young football players were higher than previously reported

New research from Seattle Children’s Research Institute and UW Medicine’s Sports Health and Safety Institute found concussion rates among football players ages 5-14 were higher than previously reported, with five out of every 100 youth, or 5%, sustaining a football-related concussion each season. Published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the study summarizes the research team’s […]