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Plaques Associated With Alzheimer’s Found In People With TBI

Plaques Associated With Alzheimer’s Found In People With TBI

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New research has found abnormal proteins or ‘plaques’ in the brains of those who have experienced head injuries which may offer insight into cognitive problems associated with TBI. The amyloid plaques seen in the study match those found in individuals with Alzheimer’s disease, but differ in their distribution in the brain. “People, after a head […]

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Did Henry VIII Have Traumatic Brain Injury or CTE?

Did famed English monarch Henry VIII have the same neurodegenerative brain disease affecting professional football players today? That is what researchers from Yale University are claiming in new research published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Arash Saladari, an expert in cognitive and behavioral neurology at Yale, says traumatic brain injuries […]

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Advanced Monitoring System Could Reduce Head Trauma In Athletes

Advanced Monitoring System Could Reduce Head Trauma In Athletes

A group of researchers say a ‘structural health monitoring’ system often used to detect subtle damage in aircraft could also be highly useful in reducing brain trauma in sports. The team says greater use of medical imaging and impact monitoring could be particularly effective in protect the brains of players who do not show any […]

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Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

Many Products Marketed For Concussion Recovery Are Too Good To Be True

As the concussion crisis in sports has brought increased attention to the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury, new problems have also arisen. Specifically, a whole new market has arisen promising to protect athletes from concussions and miraculously improve brain injured athletes’ recoveries. From herbal supplements, helmet innovations, and now a so-called “super-milk”, there’s a […]

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Naturally Dissolving Sensor Could Monitor Brains After TBI

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Washington University School of Medicine have created a new class of small, naturally dissolving electronic sensors that could be revolutionary for brain injury treatment and recovery. Following a traumatic brain injury or brain surgery, it is often crucial to closely monitor the brain for swelling or […]

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The NFL Sees More Concussions Than Ever, But It May be A Good Thing

The NFL Sees More Concussions Than Ever, But It May be A Good Thing

This football season has seen more reported concussions than any season since Frontline began formally tracking NFL-related concussions in 2012, but many are taking this as good news. You might not think a spike in concussions in professional football seems like a bad thing, given the ongoing concussion crisis, but this year’s increase is being […]

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Panel Formally Confirms CTE as Unique Disease

Panel Formally Confirms CTE as Unique Disease

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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Helmetless Training May Protect Football Players From Brain Injury

Concussions in football have been in the headlines quite a bit lately thanks to the “concussion crisis” in football and the new movie starring Will Smith, however the latest news about brain injuries in football may be the most shocking yet. According to a new study published in the Journal of Athletic Training, playing football […]

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Research Shows Pattern of Downward Spirals For Veterans With TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is considered the “signature injury” of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan due to the huge number of soldiers returning home with documented brain injuries. However, new research shows many more veterans returned to civilian life with undiagnosed TBI which has wreaked havoc in their post-deployment lives. According to the research […]

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Happy Holidays from NeuroNotes

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