» Preventing the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury
09/09/21 18:12 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers have identified a specific molecule in a part of the brain called the thalamus that plays a key role in secondary effects of traumatic brain injury, such as sleep disruption, epileptic activity, and inflammation. They also sh...
» New study puts focus on early symptoms of Huntington’s disease
07/09/21 20:06 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Psychiatric and cognitive symptoms emerge at an early stage in Huntington's disease. However, research so far has mainly focused on movement impairment, a symptom associated with the more advanced stages of the disease. A new study now s...
» Family of proteins offers promise as ischemic stroke treatment, preclinical trial finds
01/09/21 16:41 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Boosting a family of naturally occurring proteins that dampens inflammation in the body has been shown to be effective in reducing damage from an ischemic stroke, according to preclinical research.
» Young athletes with history of concussions may have more changes to their brains
25/08/21 20:36 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
A new study suggests athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion, particularly in middle regions of the brain that are more susceptible to damage, when compared to athletes with no history of ...
» Portable MRI provides life-saving information to doctors treating strokes
25/08/21 12:03 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
When patients exhibit stroke symptoms, doctors must quickly make a life or death determination: Are their symptoms caused by a clot that can be treated with blood thinners or by bleeding in the brain, which may require surgery? A new stu...
» Brain organoids develop optic cups that respond to light
17/08/21 15:13 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be used to generate brain organoids containing an eye structure called the optic cup, according to a new study. The organoids spontaneously developed bilaterally symmetric optic cups from ...
» How hormones may alleviate side-specific movement difficulties after brain injury
10/08/21 14:46 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Hormones released after a brain injury contribute to movement problems on the left and right sides of the body, scientists from Uppsala University and elsewhere can now show in a new study in rats. The results also suggest that hormone-b...
» No signs of brain injury post-acute COVID-19, study finds
05/08/21 14:45 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
A recent study has shown that all participants achieve normalization of CNS injury biomarkers, regardless of previous disease severity or persistent neurological symptoms, indicating that post-COVID-19 neurological sequalae are not due t...
» Fruit compound may have potential to prevent and treat Parkinson's disease
29/07/21 16:22 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers say they have added to evidence that the compound farnesol, found naturally in herbs, and berries and other fruits, prevents and reverses brain damage linked to Parkinson's disease in mouse studies.
» Excess coffee: A bitter brew for brain health
22/07/21 16:06 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
It's a favourite first-order for the day, but while a quick coffee may perk us up, new research shows that too much could be dragging us down, especially when it comes to brain health.
» Scientists discover gene therapy provides neuroprotection to prevent glaucoma vision loss
22/07/21 15:30 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
A form of gene therapy protects optic nerve cells and preserves vision in mouse models of glaucoma, according to new research. The findings suggest a way forward for developing neuroprotective therapies for glaucoma, a leading cause of v...
» Professional rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure, study finds
22/07/21 15:29 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Participation in elite adult rugby may be associated with changes in brain structure, according to a new study.
» A novel method for the rapid repair of peripheral nerve injuries
21/07/21 16:07 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
One of the main problems preventing optimal regeneration following peripheral nerve injuries is that axons within severed nerves have difficulty regenerating and reaching their target. This may be attributed in part to misguided axons th...
» For concussion patients, CTs offer window into recovery
19/07/21 15:05 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
CT scans for patients with concussion provide critical information about their risk for long-term impairment and potential to make a complete recovery - findings that underscore the need for physician follow-up.
» 3D 'assembloid' shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells
16/07/21 23:29 from ScienceDaily: Brain Injury News
Researchers have produced a stem cell model that demonstrates a potential route of entry of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, into the human brain.