Traumatic Brain Injury
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hill details the $21 million increase in the recent spending measure for brain-related projects at the NSF, including the BRAIN Initiative.
The Hydrocephalus Association (HA) with its allies on Capitol Hill is celebrating this “first,” as hydrocephalus is named an eligible condition.
President Obama signed legislation that reauthorizes a 1996 law that provides assistance to those suffering with TBI and that funds research into brain injury.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.