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Penn State researchers find two potential concussion treatments

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Despite all the recent studies on concussions and new gadgets designed to help identify brain injuries when they happen, one thing hasn’t changed regarding concussions – the treatment. People who experience mild traumatic brain injuries are still told to rest and gradually return to activity as their symptoms subside. Other than that, there is currently […]

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Experimental drug repairs the memory in brain injured mice

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A new experimental drug tested in animal trials could potentially have huge implications for those recovering from traumatic brain injuries in the future. The drug, called ISRIB, completely restored memory and the ability to learn in mice with brain injuries similar to TBI in humans, even when the drug was administered up to a month […]

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Eye-tracking device may be able to identify dangerous brain swelling

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For many people who experience a traumatic brain injury, the bump to the head is just the start of their problems. The first response of an injured brain is to increase blood flow to the brain, but this causes swelling which can push the brain against the skull and cause even more damage. This “intracranial […]

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Scientists Create A Way To Safely Deliver Medicine To Injured Brains

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Traumatic brain injuries are notoriously difficult to treat directly. Surgical treatments are dangerous and largely limited to reducing pressure on a swelling brain following a TBI since there is no safe way to pinpoint and treat specific parts of the brain without the large potential of causing more damage. However, a new technology may solve […]

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ADHD Drug May Be Effective Treatment For TBI and PTSD

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A drug commonly prescribed to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) shows potential to also help individuals with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a recent study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. The study showed that methylphenidate improved PTSD symptoms overall, but also showed promise for treating depressive and postconcussive symptoms in […]

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Watson May Soon Be Used To Identify Brain Injuries On Social Media

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IBM’s ‘Watson’ supercomputer has already made a splash in the headlines by competing on Jeopardy! and being used to help doctors treat lung cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Now, it is taking on brain injuries with a unique method of identifying individuals who have suffered a concussion. According to a recent report, IBM […]

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Researchers Claim Breakthrough In TBI Treatment Using Near Infrared Lasers

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Researchers have been seeking an effective direct treatment for the symptoms that follow traumatic brain injuries, but so far have come up short. Currently, the best practice for recovering from concussions and TBI include rest and relaxation, but a study published recently in the journal Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment is hailing a new treatment as […]

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Memory Retraining For TBI May Affect Brain Activity

Memory Retraining For TBI May Affect Brain Activity

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A new study published in the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation suggests the cerebral activity in the brain changes significantly following memory retraining in individuals with traumatic brain injury. The TBI-MEM trial, conducted by researchers from the Kessler Foundation, is the first to show that a common treatment to help individuals with TBI manage symptoms […]

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Strategy-Based Brain Training Provides Lasting Mental and Physical Gains After TBI

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New research published in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation claims that veterans and civilians who have experienced traumatic brain injury show significantly improved cognitive performance and psychological and neural health after receiving strategy-based cognitive training. “Veterans and others who have sustained traumatic brain injuries often experience persistent cognitive and psychological difficulties, such as depression and/or post-traumatic stress disorder, […]

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Could a ‘Smart Bracelet’ Be The Future of TBI Rehabilitation?

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  Millions are being spent on research around the globe in hopes of developing the best new tool for managing traumatic brain injury and aiding injured individuals in their recovery, but what if that tool is already on the market. A new study led by Dr. Jordan Hamson-Utley, the Program Director for the Master of […]

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