A newly developed cannabidiol capsule can be absorbed by the body faster and penetrate the brain more quickly in mouse models of neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis and TBI.
Blocking substance P following a head injury can prevent tau protein tangles from forming in the brain and lower the risk for CTE and other head injury associated dementias.
The likelihood of death following a traumatic brain injury is twice as high for people of color than white people, a new study reports. Researchers found no bias in health care following TBI, and suggest the increased risk is due to underlying disparit…
78% of female prisoners had a history of severe head injury, most of which occurred in the context of domestic violence. 66% of prisoners experienced repeated head injuries spanning several years.
Damage to highly connected regions of white matter in the brain following injury is more predictive of cognitive impairment than damage to highly connected gray matter hubs.
Military and law enforcement personnel who are routinely exposed to low levels of blasts, such as from high-caliber firearms while training, have higher levels of biomarkers associated with TBI.
Morning bright light therapy improved both physical and mental health symptoms, including cognitive function and sleep quality, in veterans who suffered TBI.
Heartbeat evoked potential provides evidence of the presence of consciousness in coma patients, a new study reveals.
Combining brain scan images with machine learning, researchers identified a number of brain changes following TBI that share similarities with Alzheimer’s disease. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that the two conditions follow the same…
Following a TBI, the risk of having a stroke is significantly increased for the first four months post-injury. The risk of stroke remains elevated for up to five years following a head injury.
Study reveals there is no significant uptick in men who played high school football reporting problems with brain health in middle age compared to their peers who did not play sports. However, ex-football players were more likely to experience sleep pr…
A newly developed reparative hydrogel, which researchers are dubbing “brain glue”, protects against loss of brain tissue following a TBI and can aid in functional neural repair.
Birth control pills high in progesterone might be a new weapon in the fight against concussion in women. Researchers found that during the menstrual cycle, when progesterone levels were higher, women reported less concussion-related stress. Post-concus…
In veterans who suffered a TBI, lack of sleep was associated with enlarged perivascular spaces and an increase in post-concussive symptoms.
A single head injury can increase the risk of developing dementia, especially in women. Suffering more than one head injury increases the risk further, a new study reports.
Response to speech can be measured with EEG in unresponsive patients with TBI. The strength of the response can be used to accurately make a prognosis.
Smaller brain volumes in the cingulate cortex, insular, and superior frontal cortex predict an increased likelihood of developing PTSD three months after brain injury.
Researchers have identified a new condition associated with TBI in some patients. Vestibular agnosia, the newly identified disorder, worsens balance problems and reduces vertigo perception and dizziness.
A novel non-invasive method merges acoustic imaging methods with new algorithms to explore changes in white and gray matter following head injury.
Two new studies advance understanding of how the brain encodes episodic memories. The findings have the potential to develop new avenues of treatment for memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease and TBI.