Brain Injury

BBC: What happens to the brain during a concussion?

Concussion is a common brain injury. Sports stars suffer from this condition on a weekly basis. But what actually happens to the brain when we are concussed? Concussions happen often, especially in contact sports such as rugby and American football. Our video explores what happens in the brain after a bang on the head. (May […]

Science Daily: How can we help children with brain injuries transition back to school?

Children with brain injuries face significant challenges when transitioning from hospital or home to school where they face issues such as lack of educator understanding and catching up with missed work. Leading researchers in the field of pediatric brain injury from across the globe identify today’s key issues in supporting children and youth with brain […]

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 […]