Dr. Uzma Samadani, M.D., Ph.D. is paving the way for new eye-tracking diagnostic measures after a brain injury.
By Amy Sellmer, Huffington Post | August 2, 2017
I had the pleasure of hearing Dr. Uzma Samadani speak at a Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance conference for professionals and was mesmerized by what she had to share regarding eye-tracking and the correlation to brain injury. I couldn’t soak u...
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...
Football teams of the future — even high school squads on limited budgets — may someday have a new tool to check players for brain injuries. It’s a special form of headgear, packed with sensors that read the brain waves of athletes after they come off the field, thus detecting changes caused by the trauma of hard knocks.
The debate over CTE's existence, associations, and causes has sparked politics and cover-up, breakthrough research, and even a Will Smith movie so melodramatic (Tell the Truth!) that he neglected to write an accompanying hit song (or perhaps he learned from Wild Wild West).
Repeated head impact (RHI) exposure predicts higher later-life plasma total-tau (t-tau) concentrations in former professional football players, suggesting that t-tau could be a candidate screening biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
A subset of patients experiencing cognitive problems following traumatic brain injury (TBI) show evidence of diminished dopaminergic activity, suggesting that dopamine-enhancing therapies such as those used in Parkinson’s disease might be useful.
Circadian-related variations in body temperatures were found to be linked to arousal in people in vegetative or minimally conscious states in a newly reported study, suggesting a possible role for circadian rhythm manipulation in the treatment of severe brain injury.