traumatic brain injury

Suspect in Afghan killings claims memory loss: Report


March 20th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A US soldier accused of killing 16 civilians in house-to-house shooting spree in southern Afghanistan a week ago told his lawyers that he had no ... Read more...

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Stem cell implants can heal traumatic brain injury


January 16th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 16 (IANS) Implanted stem cells have substantially improved cerebral function in animals with brain trauma, but how they did it has remained a mystery. Now an important part ... Read more...

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Proper nutrition can help soldiers recover from traumatic brain injury


April 21st, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) must receive adequate protein and calories immediately after the trauma and through the first two weeks of treatment, according to ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants boost brain cells after injury


April 19th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 19 (IANS) Anti-depressants may help spur the creation and survival of new brain cells after brain injury, researchers say. Jason Huang and colleagues at the University of Rochester ... Read more...

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LEDs may help improve cognitive function after traumatic brain injury


March 18th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 18 (ANI): A study found that at-home, daily application of light therapy via light-emitting diodes (LEDs) placed on the forehead and scalp led to improvements in cognitive function and post-traumatic ... Read more...

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Regrowth of key brain cells linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors


March 11th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 11 (ANI): Hong Kong researchers have reviewed the causes and impacts of neurogenesis.The two studies have linked the regrowth of key adult brain cells (neurogenesis) in two critical areas of ... Read more...

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Bone marrow stem cells may provide treatment for brain injuries


March 11th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): Scientists have safely used stem cells derived from a patient's own bone marrow in pediatric patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).This was part of a Phase I ... Read more...

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Acupressure effective in helping to treat traumatic brain injury


March 1st, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 1 (ANI): A new study has shown that an ancient form of complementary medicine may be effective in helping to treat people with mild traumatic brain injury.The study involved a ... Read more...

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American Idol: Will J-Lo Go Home?


February 25th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Karen Rodriuez was the first to perform on American Idol. She had made a special connection with Jennifer Lopez which strengthened throughout the competition. She sang songs which ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acids could help prevent traumatic brain injury


January 9th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): Taking the omega-3 fatty acid docosahexanoic acid (DHA) might offer a new way of protecting against traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggest animal experiments.Although only preliminary, the results raise ... Read more...

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Compound derived from turmeric has neuroprotective effects


December 16th, 2010 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Two new studies suggest that a compound derived from curry spice turmeric may have clinical promise for ischemic stroke and traumatic brain injury (TBI), which currently lack good ... Read more...

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Adding face shields to helmets could prevent blast-induced brain injuries


November 23rd, 2010 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): A new study has suggested that adding a face shield to the helmet worn by military personnel could help prevent blast induced head injuries.Raul Radovitzky, of MIT, and ... Read more...

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Electronic circuits to ‘rewire brain connectivity post trauma’ (corrected)


September 29th, 2010 - 11:54 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 29 (ANI): Experts in Midwest are developing microelectronic circuitry that could rewire brain connections that get damaged by trauma.Pedram Mohseni, a professor of electrical engineering and computer science at Case ... Read more...

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Electronic circuits to ‘rewire brain connectivity post trauma’


September 28th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 28 (ANI): Kansas University Medical Centre researchers are developing microelectronic circuitry that could rewire brain connections that get damaged by trauma.Pedram Mohseni, and Randolph J. Nudo are trying to guide ... Read more...

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Drug combo may treat traumatic brain injury


September 19th, 2010 - 12:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 19 (ANI): Researchers at SUNY Downstate Medical Centre have discovered drugs, which when administered in combined doses, could help treat traumatic brain injury.While the majority of TBIs are concussions or ... Read more...

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Researchers See Large Increase in Child Athlete Concussions


September 1st, 2010 - 12:32 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 31 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Two studies done by ‘The American Academy of Pediatrics’ which were released today show that the number of concussions which are suffered by children while participating in ... Read more...

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Scientists devise ‘pacemaker’ for brain


June 29th, 2010 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 29 (IANS) Disorders such as depression or Parkinson's may be helped by stimulating certain areas of the brain with controlled precision, says a study, encouraging scientists to create a pacemaker ... Read more...

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Soon, a ‘pacemaker’ for the brain


June 29th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): Israeli scientists are trying to develop a chip that will allow doctors to wire computer applications and sensors to the brain, aiding the treatment of disorders such as ... Read more...

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Promising treatment for headache, dizziness, caused by traumatic brain injury


June 6th, 2010 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): Symptoms of headache, dizziness and anxiety in some patients with traumatic brain injury potentially could be alleviated or even eliminated with specialized eyeglass lenses containing prisms, says a ... Read more...

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Dietary supplement may prevent alcohol related brain, skull damage


May 28th, 2010 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 28 (ANI): The dietary supplement CDP-choline, that acts as a brain-boosting agent and under study for stroke and traumatic brain injury, may prevent skull and brain damage resulting from alcohol ... Read more...

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Brain injuries can affect sleep pattern, shows study


May 25th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 25 (IANS) Brain injuries can result in reduced production of melatonin -- a hormone that regulates biological rhythms, including sleep -- a new study has found. The reduced ... Read more...

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Wii Fit could help soldiers recover from war injuries


May 23rd, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 23 (ANI): Nintendo's Wii Fit could successfully help improve balance for a soldier with a traumatic brain injury, a problem many soldiers are facing after serving in Afghanistan and ... Read more...

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Mum’s voice ‘can spur recovery from a coma’


May 11th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Mother's voice can spur recovery from a coma, suggests a new American study.In January 2009, Ryan, 21, a college student from Huntley, Ill., was in a coma ... Read more...

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Mild traumatic brain injury may not be so mild after all


February 20th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, February 20 (ANI): Overlooking mild traumatic brain injury may amount to ignoring a major health issue, researchers have warned.Douglas Smith, director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair and professor ... Read more...

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Sex hormone could help heal traumatic brain injuries


February 20th, 2010 - 8:07 am ICT by IANS
San Diego (California), Feb 20 (DPA) Researchers at 17 US medical centres plan to start using a hormone to treat serious brain injuries on a trial basis, according to a presentation Friday ... Read more...

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Simple test to determine concussion in athletes


February 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 16 (ANI): Scientists have devised a simple test that may help judge concussion (mild traumatic brain injury) in athletes.The test may also indicate when athletes are ready to play again.Study ... Read more...

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Brain scan allows patient in ‘vegetative’ state to communicate


February 4th, 2010 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): A patient previously considered unconscious, or being in a 'vegetative state', can understand and communicate, a groundbreaking research has shown.Experts using brain scans have discovered for the first ... Read more...

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Traumatic brain injury patients face walking difficulties even after recovery


January 20th, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A new Canadian research suggests that locomotor deficits can still persist in people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) even if they seem to have recovered ... Read more...

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Concussions should be taken seriously: Study


January 18th, 2010 - 5:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 18 (ANI): A new study suggests that concussions in children are not being taken seriously enough.The study, from McMaster University researchers, found kids diagnosed with concussions returned to school quicker ... Read more...

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Patient rescued from 23 years in ‘coma’ was conscious all through (Lead)


November 23rd, 2009 - 9:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A leading European neurologist has said many cases of brain injuries around the world are wrongly diagnosed as ‘coma' after helping rescue a patient who was conscious all ... Read more...

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Astounding case of Rom Houben: 23 years in ‘coma’, but conscious all along!


November 23rd, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 23 (IANS) A leading European neurologist has said many cases of brain injury around the world are wrongly diagnosed as 'coma' after discovering that a car-crash victim thought to have ... Read more...

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Scientists identify master enzyme for regenerating nerve fibers in live animals


October 26th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A previously identified enzyme, known as Mst3b, has been found to play a major role in regenerating damaged axons (nerve fibers) in a live animal model, in both ... Read more...

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Protein that repairs Alzheimer’s brain damage identified


September 24th, 2009 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Scientists from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey have identified a protein that can repair brain damage in Alzheimer's patients.They said that a protein called vimentin ... Read more...

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Injectable gel helps regenerate brain tissue in traumatic injuries


September 3rd, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 3 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, a Clemson University bioengineer has successfully regenerated brain at the site of a traumatic brain injury with the help of a novel biomaterial gel.Assistant ... Read more...

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Non-lethal blast waves can cause brain injuries even without direct head impacts


August 27th, 2009 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have discovered that non-lethal blast waves can cause human brain injury even without direct head impacts, which could lead to an enhanced understanding ... Read more...

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