Traumatic Brain Injury

Benefits of Yoga for Brain Recovery

The Love Your Brain Foundation in Denver, CO, has specialized yoga workshops for survivors of traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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Deep-brain Stimulation could Rewire Damaged Areas of the Brain

A study out of Ohio State is applying theories of deep-brain stimulation to traumatic brain injury patients in the hopes that it might help rewire damaged areas of the brain.

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Hydrocephalus Action Network

Senate Demonstrates Support for Continued Research for Veterans Living with Hydrocephalus

The hydrocephalus community claimed a big victory on Capitol Hill when we helped ensure Congress did not restrict medical research for veterans living with hydrocephalus.

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New Computerized Rehab for Brain Injuries

Researchers have shown that computerized cognitive rehabilitation (a program to help brain-injured or otherwise cognitively impaired individuals to restore normal functioning) can improve attention and executive functioning in brain injury survivors including traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke.

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TBIs: the Road to Recovery

An expert on traumatic brain injuries explains the recovery and treatment options.

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Central Florida Opens Cafe to Aid those with Brain Injuries

The Knights on the Go Cafe was unveiled at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday. It features a harness system for helping people with limited mobility.

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How Roald Dahl Revolutionized Shunt Design

When his son got hydrocephalus, the famous Charlie and the Chocolate Factory author decided to design a new and better shunt for him.

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UNCP Hopes to Push TBI Research Forward With Help of Recent Grants

University of North Carolina has been awarded a grant to fund a study for neurotoxin action. Lead Scientist Dr. Bahr hopes the recent grants will push forward traumatic brain injury program and Alzheimer’s research.

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Concussions: A Serious Problem for Students

Kathryn Theisen explains the importance of teachers, counselors, medical professionals and students working to support students suffering from concussions.

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Registry for North Dakotans who have Suffered Brain Injury Approved

Representative Dick Anderson (R) has introduced a North Dakota House bill that would create a registry for those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.

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$21 Million Increase for Brain-related Research Projects by Government

The Hill details the $21 million increase in the recent spending measure for brain-related projects at the NSF, including the BRAIN Initiative.

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Rare Brain Condition Now Eligible for Department of Defense Research Dollars

The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) with its allies on Capitol Hill is celebrating this “first,” as hydrocephalus is named an eligible condition.

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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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Bill Signed into Law Assists those with Traumatic Brain Injury

President Obama signed legislation that reauthorizes a 1996 law that provides assistance to those suffering with TBI and that funds research into 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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Brain Plasticity and Healing

The University of Alabama (UAB) has developed a rehabilitation treatment that harnesses the plasticity of the brain to heal itself.

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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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MIT Researchers Develop Method to Estimate Risk of Blast-induced Traumatic Brain Injury

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a scaling law that predicts a human’s risk of brain injury. Preliminary results from use of the scale show that humans are much more vulnerable to injury, as they have thinner skulls to protect much larger brains.

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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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Study Could Lead to Treatments for TBI and Neurodegenerative Disorders

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a new pathway to help treat perinatal brain injuries that could lead to treatments for traumatic brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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California Reaching to be a Leader in Brain Research

California is the first state to enact its own brain research program – Cal-BRAIN, making it a leader in brain research in the U.S. according to an opinion piece in the Sacramento Bee.

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Portable ICP Monitor Soon to Market

lohud.com interviews Arthur Rappaport, the inventor of a portable real-time ultra-sound instrument that measures intracranial pressure without surgical intervention. The device is hoped to be a way to detect traumatic brain injury and treat pathological brain conditions.

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Brain Implant Could Restore Memory

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is developing a device that they hope will restore memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease, traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, and other neurological conditions.

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U.S. Troops Experiencing Increases in Epilepsy and Hydrocephalus, Among Other Conditions

Roll Call spotlights injuries and medical conditions on the rise in U.S. Troops who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan which include hydrocephalus, epilepsy, sleep disorders, and brain injury, among other conditions.

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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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New Numbers Show Low Estimates for Active Duty Troops and TBI

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have estimated that up to five times as many active-duty troops sustained head trauma than previously recorded in the early parts of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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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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Researchers Map Core White Matter Pathways in the Brain

Researchers have mapped the core white matter pathways in the brain and show which connections may be most vulnerable to traumatic brain injury. Termed the white matter scaffold, this mapping defines the information architecture which supports brain function.

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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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Three Imaging Studies Show Long-term Effects of Brain Injury

ABC News affiliate RTV6 out of Indianapolis, Indiana, reports on three new imaging studies that show long-term consequences of even one mild concussion on the brain.

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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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