TBI

Injury to Brain Matter

What’s the Matter?

This blog explains the difference between white and grey matter injuries and their effects on the brain.

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Nanoscale Devices Used for Enhanced Detection of TBIs

MRIs can detect TBIs, but not at the molecular and cellular levels. Sarah Stabenfeldt aims to change that.

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Wounded Warriors Helped by New Technology

Devices may be able to detect gaps in the neurological connections in the brain caused by a traumatic brain injury.

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UT Researchers Receive $17 million for TBI Research

Researchers have been granted $17 million to advance TBI research. A TBI can be complicated. Everyone from football players to war veterans can be impacted.

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An Increase in Public Awareness Increases TBI Research

More attention is being given to TBI as increased focus on athletes takes center stage in the news.

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Study States Concussions Lead to Increased Risk of Dementia in Adults

A new study has found that there is an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years old and over.

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TBI associated with higher risk of dementia in adults 55 and older

Traumatic brain injuries appear to be positively correlated with a higher risk of dementia in older adults, a new study says.

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A Mild TBI Can Have a Lasting Effect on the Family

When a family member suffers from a TBI, some families expect the patient to return to normal quickly, but it’s not that simple.

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Compounds Protect Brain Cells from Blast Injuries

IowaNow reports on a new class of compounds that is shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI), including problems with learning, memory, and movement.

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EU Project Uses Computer Models to Predict the Outcome of TBI Treatments

A joint initiative, known as the TBICARE project, between eight partners in European Union is using sophisticated computer models to help diagnose and predict treatment outcomes for traumatic brain injuries.

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Multi-center Study Focuses On Drug Therapy to Stabilize Bleeding after TBI

A multi-center national clinical trial will focus on determining if a new intravenous drug therapy can improve outcomes for patients who have life-threatening or life-altering traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Advance in MRI Could Detect Molecules Associated with TBI

The MIT Technology Review reports on research into advances in MRI technology that could safely detect free radicals, molecules released after brain injury, to speed emergency diagnosis and intervention.

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29% Rise in ER Visits for Head Trauma over 4 Years

The Columbus Dispatch reports on a recent study from the Journal of the American Medical Association that showed a 29.1% increase in the number of patients being treated for traumatic brain injury in emergency rooms.

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Increase in ER Visits due to Traumatic Brain Injury

The number of visits to the emergency room between 2006 and 2010 rose for traumatic brain injury. Researchers are unclear why.

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Probes May Reduce Memory Loss Caused by Brain Injury

Bloomburg reports that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will explore the use of probes implanted in the brain to help reverse memory loss caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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GE and NFL Fund Study of Biomarking for Brain Injury

The NFL and General Electric (GE) will fund a University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) study that will look at an early detection method using imaging known as biomarking, a tool capable of measuring physiological or molecular processes and is used as a standard in clinical health.

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Undiagnosed PTSD or TBI Leave Damaging Repercussions for Vets

General Peter Chiarelli, former vice chief of the Army and current CEO of One Mind for Research, comments on the trouble diagnosing PTSD or TBI in vets before they are dishonorably discharged from the military and unable to access much needed services.

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Seattle Seahawks Owner Donates $2.4 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded $2.4 million to study the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, such as blow(s) to the head, on individuals. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as one of the principal investigators.

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Medical Advisory Board Member on Research Team to Investigate Long-Term Outcomes of TBI

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a UW neurosurgeon and a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as a principal investigator on a two-year, $2.4 million study looking into the long-term implications of damage to the brain caused by TBI, funded by Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen.

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$11 Million Center To Treat TBI in Veteran Population

Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, will house the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Center to provide returning service members treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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DOD and VA Launch $107 Million Project to Study PTSD and TBI

The Departments of Defense (DOD) and Veterans Affairs (VA) have allocated $107 million to advance the diagnosis and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) in U.S. veterans.

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Marines Complete 100 Mile Run for TBI

A group of Marines ran 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for soldiers that are suffering from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The money raised will go to One Mind for Research, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries.

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DoD Announces the Creation of a Brain Tissue Repository

The Department of Defense announced the creation of a brain tissue repository that will assist researchers in understanding TBI and it’s underlying mechanisms in service members.

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DOD Creates Brain Tissue Repository

To help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in service members, the Department of Defense has established the world’s first brain tissue repository.

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Capt. Mark Kelly Keynotes Brain Injury Awareness Conference

NBC 7 San Diego reports that Captain Mark Kelly spoke at the annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference in Carlsbad, CA. He and his wife, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, know first hands the impact of traumatic brain injury and recovery after she survived a shooting in 2011.

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Tracy Taback’s Journey with Hydrocephalus Highlighted by Newington Life

Tracy Taback shares her story about being diagnosed with hydrocephalus. Since her ETV, she has become a Support Group Leader in Connecticut and an avid spokesperson to raise awareness of hydrocephalus.

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Federal Officials Designate Two Indiana Hospitals as TBI Model System Sites

Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana are the two newest members of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System started in 1988 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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Military Researchers Gain Understanding of TBI

Military researchers are getting a better understanding of the long-term neurological effects of a battlefield blast or concussion. To read the full article, click here.

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Congress Discusses Hydrocephalus and our Military

by Paul Gross, HA Chairman of the Board of Directors Yesterday, hydrocephalus was a hot topic in Congress during the debate over the annual defense spending bill. Experts believe that two-thirds of our current and former military service members suffering from moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries are at risk of developing hydrocephalus – more […]

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