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March 15, 2019

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By Jon Hamilton | NPR Health News 

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reportedWednesday in the journal Neurology.

Patients who still had low levels of consciousness and cog...

November 16, 2018

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Doubled risk compared with football teams from large schools

By Randy Dotinga, Contributing Writer, MedPage Today

SAN DIEGO — Size matters when it comes to risk of injuries in youth football, researchers said here — the size of the school fielding the team, that is.

Players from small schools faced more than double the risk of injury -- including concussion — than those on the largest teams, said Lau...

October 26, 2017

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Exerted from The New York Times

By  GRETCHEN REYNOLDS OCT. 4, 2017

Because we can never have enough reasons to keep exercising, a new study with mice finds that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying the onset of dementia.

As mo...

August 16, 2017

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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...

August 14, 2017

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Excerpted from Medical Express | August 7, 2017

A new study published in PLOS Medicine shows that by improving the classification of patients with traumatic brain injuries, a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis can be made. The results are the product of a collaboration between Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital and Helsingfors University Hospital.

Traumatic brain injury (T...

July 26, 2017

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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...

June 27, 2017

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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.

June 6, 2017

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Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the American College of Radiology today announced the creation of the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Imaging Reference Library. The library will be essential to the development of effective clinical imaging tools for diagnosing and managing patients with mild TBI.

May 18, 2017

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In research published in Scientific Reports on May 8, Rutgers scientists discovered that lithium – used as a mood stabilizer and to treat depression and bipolar disorder – and rapamycin, a treatment for some forms of cancer, protected nerve cells in the brain and stopped the chemical glutamate from sending signals to other cells and creating further brain cell damage.

May 2, 2017

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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).

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