Researchers Are Creating A Portable Device for TBI Diagnosis

A new device is being developed by researchers from Singapore and the United States to immediately diagnose traumatic brain injury. Today Online has announced that teams from Singapore’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) and SFC Fluidics, a US bio-medical device development company, have joined together to create a device that will be able to read up to three biomarkers released by the […]

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Popular Supplement Shows No Benefits in Tests

The road to a consistent brain injury treatment faces another setback after a major study has found that a supplement the U.S. military had hoped would help wounded troops offers zero benefits. The supplement is already available online and in stores, marketed as a memory booster. It has also been employed across the globe to […]

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Army Hospital Tries Treating Brain Injury With Music

Can music help people with brain injury or disease regain cognitive function or motor coordination? Music therapy advocates believe it might, and now Patricia Kime reports they have the opportunity to test it at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesday, Md. The therapy will be offered […]

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New Evidence Shows the Brain Compensates for Injuries

New research from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and Montefiore Medical Center in New York may have found evidence for the brain compensating after injury. Using MRI technology, the doctors believe they can examine the movement of water molecules along and within axons, the nerve fibers that make up the brain’s […]

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Search for new drugs to reduce TBI severity continues

Citicoline, an endogenous compound found in neural tissue, has not proven to have the neuroprotective qualities as was hoped prior to the conclusion of the most recent study involving the treatment of individuals with recent TBI. When compared to the placebo-treated group there was little difference from the Citicoline-treated cohort. These studies remain so vital […]

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Resting State MRI May Help Diagnose TBI

Resting state functional MR imaging could be a new tool for diagnosing traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to findings by Yulin Ge, MD, from the NYU School of Medicine and colleagues. According to their research, mild TBI disrupts the brain’s “default mode” in a way which can be observed on functional MRI. The test subjects, […]

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Functional MRI Detects Changes in Mild TBI

Functional MRI has improved the clinician’s ability to pinpoint areas of dysfunction in the brain following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI). The symptoms associated with Mild TBI have been difficult to identify through older technology and often the diagnosis has relied on the skills of physicians and neuropsychologists who had experience with individuals with mTBI. […]

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Neuro Deficits Identified in Gulf War Syndrome

The Gulf War Syndrome with its myriad deficits has been an illusive disease to identify. Recent advances in the diagnosis of Gulf War Syndrome point in the direction of neurological disease. Individuals with Gulf War Syndrome report physical, cognitive and psychological symptoms some of which are progressive and lead to disability. The exposure to neuro […]

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Low Level Head Impacts Could Still Have Negative Effects

A small study of soccer players suggests that repetitive hits to the head below the threshold for causing a traumatic brain injury may still result in changes to the brain’s white matter. Soccer players regularly hit the ball with their head to direct it, which is referred to as “heading the ball” or a “header.” […]

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Vegetative Man Able to Communicate Thanks to fMRI Scans

  For the first time in history, a severely brain-damaged, uncommunicative patient has been able to give direct answers to those caring for him, all thanks to Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans. The now 39-year-old Scott Routley has been in a vegetative state for more than 12 years after a car accident, and now […]

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