Brain Injury

MSN: This eating habit increases stroke risk like crazy

Although your weight loss and workout routine may call for a diet with red meat because it’s a rich source of belly-flattening protein, new research shows just how mind-blowing the connection is to strokes. The numbers are staggering for both men and women, but the worst for meat-eating males. (January 24, 2018) Read the full […] Blast, impact simulations could lead to better understanding of injuries and body armor

Sandia National Laboratories is developing specialized computer modeling and simulation methods to better understand how blasts on a battlefield could lead to traumatic brain injury and injuries to vital organs, like the heart and lungs. Researchers at Sandia have studied the mechanisms behind traumatic brain injury for about a decade. (January 23, 2018) Read the […]

Futurism: Research shows athletes with no history of concussions still suffer from brain damage

Concussions are a serious threat to athletes and military veterans, and sports like football have brought the condition into the public spotlight in an unprecedented way. Players that suffer from a concussion — exhibiting signs of dizziness, headaches, or vision problems — will likely get the diagnosis and treatment they need. (January 22, 2018) Read […]

Medical Xpress: ‘Explosive evolution’ of techniques to restore blood flow to the brain

Recent decades have seen an “explosive evolution” of techniques to restore blood flow to areas of the brain endangered by stroke or clogged arteries, according to a report by Loyola Medicine neurologists and neurosurgeons. Historically, the introduction of operating microscopes enabled surgeons to perform delicate microsurgeries to clear clogged arteries and remove blood clots that […]

New York Times: Reproductive factors in women tied to heart disease and stroke risk

Several female reproductive factors, including early menarche, early menopause and miscarriage, are associated with an increased risk for heart disease and stroke, British researchers report. Between 2006 and 2010, scientists collected data on 267,440 women 40 to 69 years old and followed them for an average of seven years. (January 18, 2018) Read the full […]

News-Medical: Signaling molecules likely involved in concussions, rodent studies show

Traumatic brain injuries, whether suffered from a blow on the football field or the battle field, can be devastating, leading to disability and shortened lives. However, little is known about how different levels of injury and time affect the brain, hindering efforts to develop effective treatments. (January 18, 2018) Read the full article here

NPR: Repeated head hits, not just concussions, may lead to a type of chronic brain damage

We live in an age of heightened awareness about concussions. From battlefields around the world to football fields in the U.S., we’ve heard about the dangers caused when the brain rattles around inside the skull and the possible link between concussions and the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy. (January 18, 2018) Read the full […]

Science Daily: Improving stroke treatment through machine learning

Methods from optogenetics and machine learning should help improve treatment options for stroke patients. Researchers have now developed a computer vision technique to analyze the changes in motor skills that result from targeted stimulation of healthy areas of the brain. (January 16, 2018) Read the full article here