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Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

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After listening to several former NFL players testify about the effects and risks of traumatic brain injury, one member of the House of Representatives says he will donate his brain for concussion research. Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island, who used to play football earlier in his life, says he has pledged to donate his […]

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Canadian bull rider becomes first rodeo star to be diagnosed with CTE

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A rising professional athlete in a dangerous sport suddenly takes his life. When doctors examine his brain in an autopsy, they notice the tell-tale signs of the notorious degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. The story is common in the world of football. However, in this case, I’m describing young Canadian bull rider Ty […]

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Tulsa teen making “remarkable progress” after brain injury during high school football game

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A young Tulsa athlete has made “remarkable progress” recovering from a severe traumatic brain injury sustained during a football game between Union and Owasso High School. Union running back Keviyon Cooper had just helped lead his team to a double-overtime victory with perhaps his best game in his young career when he was rushed to […]

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ESPN college football broadcaster Ed Cunningham retires because of traumatic brain injuries

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Over the past 20 years, Ed Cunningham has become one of the most recognizable voices in college football by providing color analysis and commentary on both ABC and ESPN. But this week he is walking away from one of the most prominent jobs in sports broadcasting because of his conscience. “I take full ownership of […]

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Not every TBI is obvious – a high-school football player is in a coma after a “routine play”

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When people think about traumatic brain injuries in football, they typically imagine highlight reel worthy collisions or spectacular tackles. Few realize even the most routine hits could trigger a life-threatening injury. A California high school football player provided the world with an unfortunate reminder of this reality recently, after he had to be placed in […]

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Army veteran’s TBI recovery led him back to school and into business

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Like many people who experience a serious traumatic brain injury, Army Staff Sgt. Brian Grundtner faced lots of doubt and uncertainty after he fell 50-feet during an airborne training jump. He didn’t know what his recovery would entail or what his life would be like afterward. He certainly didn’t know his path through recovery would […]

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Alzheimer’s and Antidepressants make TBI more likely

Alzheimer’s and Antidepressants make TBI more likely

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If you were just judging by the media coverage, you could be forgiven for thinking that sports like football are the leading causes of traumatic brain injury. That is not the case, though, as aging adults are one of the most likely demographics to experience a concussion or TBI. Now, new research published in the […]

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New tool could revolutionize brain pressure monitoring after TBI

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Traumatic brain injuries can cause a number of secondary issues, the most dangerous of which would be increased pressure in the brain. As the pressure in the brain increases after an injury, it can cause numerous serious problems including severe brain damage and even death. Unfortunately, the only way to monitor intracranial pressure (ICP) involves […]

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Those who develop PTSD after brain injury may also have brain abnormalities

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A team of researchers says they have found evidence showing those who develop post-traumatic stress disorder after a brain injury also have distinct changes in their brains. Specifically, the amygdala – a region of the brain responsible for regulating emotion – is significantly larger in those who develop PTSD after a brain injury compared when […]

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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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