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Panel Formally Confirms CTE as Unique Disease

Panel Formally Confirms CTE as Unique Disease

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Awareness of CTE and the long-term consequences of repeated head trauma has been steadily rising as the NFL’s concussion crisis – and the accompanying Hollywood blockbuster about the crisis – has brought the conversation into households across America. Despite this, CTE has only been informally recognized as a unique disease until very recently. Just last […]

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Marlise Munoz

What Is Brain Death and How Do We Respond To It?

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The field of medicine is often considered one of the most objective out there. Medicine relies on testing and centuries of study, which have improved our understanding and ability to treat the ailing human body. But, with all the testing in the world, medicine cannot be entirely clinical. Doctors have to walk a tightrope of […]

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Cesar Borlongan

New Research Offers New Concept of How Stem Cells Aid The Repair of TBI

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Researchers from the University of South Florida mah have a new idea of how stem cells can help repair the brain following trauma such as traumatic brain injuries. The findings of a series of preclinical experiments, published online in the peer-reviewed journal PLOS ONE, showed that transplanted cells appear to build a “biobridge” which connects […]

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Headset Identifies Brain Trauma With Electromagnetic Waves

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A headset that identifies oedemas and haematomas in brain trauma patients through the sending and receiving of electromagnetic signals is the latest solution to the traumatic brain injury epidemic sweeping the country. This specific product hopes to provide a fast and cheap diagnosis method for those in rural areas who may not have access to […]

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Lack of Facilities an Issue for Severe Brain Injury Patients

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Neal Sandifer, 34, lives in a nursing home in Columbia, unable to care for himself. He used to be athletic, with a love for hunting, but in 2008 Sandifer fell from a deer stand. The accident left him permanently brain damaged. Nursing homes are not equipped to treat patients with severe brain injuries. They aren’t […]

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Should Lou Gehrig’s Medical Records Be Released?

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Some lawmakers in Minnesota are trying to force the release of Lou Gehrig’s medical records. They say the records might give some insight as to whether the famous baseball player died of the disease named after him, or if repetitive head trauma played some kind of role. The holders of the records, the Mayo Clinic, […]

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The Latest Brain Trauma Research Has Surprising Findings

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With all the latest coverage about football related head trauma, one of the biggest questions has been how safe it is for kids to be playing the game. Luckily, the latest research says that there is little evidence playing high school football can lead to the type of brain trauma we are seeing in NFL […]

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Kennedy Seeks Government Support to Cure Brain Disease

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Patrick Kennedy’s uncle had a wild dream in the 1960’s. That uncle happens to be John F. Kennedy and that dream was to put an American on the moon. Now, Patrick Kennedy, a former congressman from Rhode Island, has a lofty dream of his own. He wants to find a cure for brain disease with […]

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New Military Rules Help Diagnose Brain Trauma Among Troops

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More good news on the military front: A new military order has resulted in 9,000 service members being temporarily removed from combat in order to check for signs of brain injury after blasts, even if the soldiers have no obvious wounds or display no signs of immediate trauma. Most of the service members appeared to […]

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