» Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals
10/12/19 16:17 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could aid the quest for treatments.
» Play sports for a healthier brain
09/12/19 13:05 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
There have been many headlines in recent years about the potentially negative impacts contact sports can have on athletes' brains. But a new study shows that, in the absence of injury, athletes across a variety of sports -- including foo...
» Concussion alters how information is transmitted within the brain
03/12/19 13:29 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the 2 halves of the brain, according to a new study.
» Concussion recovery not clear cut for children
02/12/19 15:20 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Sleep problems, fatigue and attention difficulties in the weeks after a child's concussion injury could be a sign of reduced brain function and decreased grey matter.
» Changes in pupils after asymptomatic high-acceleration head impacts indicate changes in brain function
26/11/19 17:11 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers used quantitative pupillometry to detect pupillary changes in high-school athletes after they sustained a high-acceleration head impact. These pupillary changes, indicative of changes in brain function, were evident even when...
» Concussions in high school athletes may be a risk factor for suicide
25/11/19 19:55 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Concussion, the most common form of traumatic brain injury, has been linked to an increased risk of depression and suicide in adults. Now new research suggests high school students with a history of sports-related concussions might be at...
» Perception of touch in the brain
25/11/19 17:10 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
More than ten percent of the cerebral cortex are involved in processing information about our sense of touch -- a larger area than previously thought.
» MRI reveals brain damage in obese teens
25/11/19 15:04 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a new study.
» Multifunctional small brains
21/11/19 17:17 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers discovered that not only the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher perceptual abilities but that the cerebellum also plays a role. This discovery can help understand the consequences of damage to the small brain, since no...
» Brain scans reveal how the human brain compensates when one hemisphere is removed
20/11/19 12:07 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers studying six adults who had one of their brain hemispheres removed during childhood to reduce epileptic seizures found that the remaining half of the brain formed unusually strong connections between different functional brai...
» New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI
15/11/19 15:11 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers have developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury.
» Lithium can reverse radiation damage after brain tumor treatment
14/11/19 01:13 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse the damage caused long after it has oc...
» Why only some post-stroke survivors can 'copy what I say'
12/11/19 21:02 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice fluent speech production by following al...
» Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?
07/11/19 17:26 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Does Parkinson's disease (PD) start in the brain or the gut? In a new contribution, scientists hypothesize that PD can be divided into two subtypes: gut-first, originating in the peripheral nervous system (PNS) of the gut and spreading t...
» How brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder
04/11/19 18:04 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. Until now, it has been unclear why. A team of psychologists and neurologists reports that a traumatic brain injury causes changes ...