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ARM joins forces with U.S. researchers to develop chip for brain injury patients

A new chip that can be implanted in the brains of people with traumatic brain injury is being designed by ARM after the chip design company teamed up with researchers in the United States. “The chips are designed to help people with brain and spinal injuries, and will sit inside the skull,” an article by […]

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on ARM joins forces with U.S. researchers to develop chip for brain injury patients

Rats demonstrate impulse control issues following traumatic brain injury

A new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia revealed that rats demonstrate impulse control issues even following a mild traumatic brain injury. The study showed that rats with head trauma were unable to wait as long to receive a bigger reward, and instead opted for a small, immediate reward “The rats’ lack […]

By | May 15th, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Rats demonstrate impulse control issues following traumatic brain injury

Mild TBI and long-term cognitive function

About half of individuals who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also referred to as a concussion, may also experience long-term cognitive function issues, according to a new study. Mild traumatic brain injury is the most common type of traumatic brain injury, according to a press release posted on the National Law Review […]

By | May 1st, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Mild TBI and long-term cognitive function

Traumatic brain injury silent epidemic in prisons

It’s International Brain Injury Awareness Month in March and while many organizations are spreading the word about the effects of brain injury, the symptoms of brain injury and the different types of brain injury – an article posted by The Conversation is reminding people that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a “hidden disability” within the […]

By | March 16th, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Traumatic brain injury silent epidemic in prisons

U.S. health company to launch blood test thought to help detect TBI

A major United States healthcare company has plans to launch a portable device that is thought to help doctors detect traumatic brain injury by using a blood test. According to an article in the Business Standard, Abbott is currently testing the device and plans to launch it in India in coming months. The device is […]

By | February 28th, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on U.S. health company to launch blood test thought to help detect TBI

Vision test could lead to earlier diagnosis of brain injury

A new test that uses peripheral vision reaction time might help doctors to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) earlier. An estimated 3.8 million people get a mild traumatic brain injury, also referred to as a concussion, in the U.S. each year from playing sports or being involved in some other type of recreation, according to […]

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Vision test could lead to earlier diagnosis of brain injury

New scanners incorporated into boxing can diagnose brain bleeds

Brain injuries in boxing could be a thing of the past as the British and Irish Boxing Authority recently incorporated Infra-Scanners. The new scanners are an effort towards preventing disasters following head trauma in the sport. According to an article by the Daily Mail, the infra-red devices will detect brain bleeds with a 90 percent […]

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on New scanners incorporated into boxing can diagnose brain bleeds

Mental health issues in ABI and TBI

A common symptom following brain injury includes mental health issues, but those with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) may have symptoms difficult to differentiate, according to Kenneth Murnaghan, director of Brain Injury Association of P.E.I. By definition, an acquired brain injury is an injury to the brain that has occurred after birth, but is not […]

By | December 6th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Mental health issues in ABI and TBI

Researchers study depression in brain injury patients

Researchers have conducted brain scans on soldiers with brain injuries in an attempt to tackle the issue of depression. According to an article posted on the Pantagraph website, disruption of certain brain circuits may be related to depression in soldiers with brain injuries. “The researchers conducted brain scans on 130 male soldiers who suffered mild […]

By | December 4th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Researchers study depression in brain injury patients

Study shows sertraline could prevent depression in TBI patients

Many people who suffer traumatic brain injury suffer from various levels of depression following diagnosis. According to an article by Brain Blogger, the prevalence and functional effects of depressive disorder following traumatic brain injury are significant. After a study on the issue, researchers now say sertraline may be effective for preventing depressive symptoms after TBI. […]

By | November 15th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study shows sertraline could prevent depression in TBI patients

Trip to Mars could cause brain injury

The human body has limits and some astronauts who are headed on a mission to Mars will be testing those limits, according to researchers out of California. The astronauts, who need to rely on their memory, be able to multitask and also make crucial decisions, might experience impairments in this area due to galactic cosmic […]

By | October 21st, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Trip to Mars could cause brain injury

Gardening Helps Those With Brain Injury

There’s many rehabilitative practices aimed at helping those who have suffered traumatic brain injury. Some programs focus on speech, others on balance. Some programs offer Yoga or art therapy, while others utilize computer games. One charity that focuses on rehabilitation for those with brain trauma has recently launched a gardening project to help TBI patients […]

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Gardening Helps Those With Brain Injury

Antidepressants Prevent Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

A new study suggests that antidepressants not only treat depression following traumatic brain injury (TBI), a common symptom after head trauma, but can actually prevent the onset of depressive disorders. Read More: Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Wisconsin The study focused on the antidepressant sertraline. “Ricardo E. Jorge, M.D., of the Baylor College of Medicine, […]

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Antidepressants Prevent Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Shows Diffusion Tensor Imaging Useful in Detecting Long-term Outcomes in TBI

A recent study published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology determined that diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can detect abnormalities that significantly relate to long-term outcomes in mild traumatic brain injury (TBI). According to a release by Diagnostic Imaging, New York researchers performed the study, which identifies early biomarkers in mild TBI that may relate significantly […]

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study Shows Diffusion Tensor Imaging Useful in Detecting Long-term Outcomes in TBI

New Scale Developed to Help Diagnose Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Patients who arrive at the hospital suspecting a concussion must fill out a questionnaire to determine their diagnosis. This is currently the only way a concussion is diagnosed. But one company is working to alter this method. The current questionnaire model requires doctors to establish a baseline to figure out what the injured person’s normal […]

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on New Scale Developed to Help Diagnose Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Army Collaborates With Lab to Study Voice Analysis in TBI Diagnosis

The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, a subordinate organization of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command has partnered with researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory to develop a computer algorithm aimed at helping to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. The team will utilize research from multiple institutions, including […]

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Army Collaborates With Lab to Study Voice Analysis in TBI Diagnosis

Team of Scientists Investigate Invisible War Wounds

Researchers with the Army Research Laboratory’s Explosive Technology Branch are working to investigate the long- and short-term effects of blast-induced mild traumatic brain injury, which has become increasingly prevalent in recent military conflicts. Thuvan Piehler, a research chemist said her team’s critical experiments and data collection reveal brain damage thresholds necessary to develop, refine and […]

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Team of Scientists Investigate Invisible War Wounds

Study Reveals Adverse Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Parent-Child Relationships

A study published in the Journal of Neuropsychology reveals the adverse effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the quality parent-child relationships. The laboratory recruited a group of 130 children aged between 18 months and 60 months, divided into three categories: children with concussion, children with orthopedic injury (usually a fracture or sprain of […]

By | April 21st, 2016|Categories: Child Injuries, Mild Brain Injury|Comments Off on Study Reveals Adverse Effects of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Parent-Child Relationships

Experts Hone in on Sleep Disturbances in TBI Recovery

Specialists in both sleep and brain injury have come together to focus on improving the outcome of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) through a series of sleep-related treatments. According to an article published by Sleep Review Magazine, the recommendations, developed by a University of Maryland School of Medicine sleep specialist, along with experts from medicine, […]

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on Experts Hone in on Sleep Disturbances in TBI Recovery

TBI Company Part of gBETA Program in Wisconsin

A virtual pharmaceutical company that is developing a therapy to treat progressive brain injury is participating in a gBETA program in Wisconsin. According to an article by the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel, five very new companies with be participating in gener8tor’s gBETA program, which is set to debut at a pitch event in Madison this week. […]

By | April 9th, 2016|Categories: Mild Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury|Comments Off on TBI Company Part of gBETA Program in Wisconsin