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New Combo of Biomarkers Can Distinguish Concussions From Other Injuries

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Several past studies have found numerous potential blood biomarkers which could help identify and diagnose traumatic brain injury, and now a new report suggests a panel of a select number of these biomarkers is capable of identifying brain injury within hours. Most importantly, the new method uses lab arrays widely available in most health centers. […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Speeds Up Brain Aging

Serious brain injuries cause changes in the brain similar to those observed in older individuals, according to new findings from researchers at Imperial College London. According to the report published in Annals of Neurology, the researchers evaluated brain scans from over 1,500 healthy people to develop a computer program capable of predicting a person’s age […]

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Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can your ability to smell help medical professionals diagnose you with a brain injury? According to a new study by Federal researchers published in the journal Neurology, that might be the case. The study led by Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, associate professor of Surgery in the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at […]

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Researchers Hope To Gauge How Brain Injuries Impact Driving Ability

Concussions can impact numerous aspects of cognition that are likely to influence a person’s driving ability, including vision, reaction-time, and coordination. However, there has been very little research on just how much a brain injury affects driving ability. One researcher from the University of Georgia is hoping to change that. Julianne Schmidt, an assistant professor […]

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Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Diagnosing a concussion can be a tricky process. While there are tools hitting the market proclaiming to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the majority of the process still relies on subjective answers to questions from professionals. However, a new report from researchers from the NYU Langone Concussion Center claims a simple vision test could cut […]

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PTSD Symptoms Immediately After Blast-Related TBI Predict Long-Term Disability

PTSD Symptoms Immediately After Blast-Related TBI Predict Long-Term Disability

Early symptoms related to post-traumatic stress such as anxiety, emotional numbness, irritability, and flashbacks are the strongest predictors of later disability for military members effected by blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries according to a new report published in the journal Brain. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis did not expect […]

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Imaging Test Finds New Potential Biomarker For Concussion Outcome

A new imaging study claims to have found another potential new biomarker for predicting outcomes of individuals after brain injuries. According to the findings published in JAMA Neurology, cerebral blood flow recovery in the brain may be a useful sign indicating the likelihood for positive outcomes. Animal studies have shown reduced cerebral blood flow (CBF) […]

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Kick Off National Brain Injury Awareness Month With 12 Important TBI Statistics

Kick Off National Brain Injury Awareness Month With 12 Important TBI Statistics

Every year traumatic brain injury affects nearly 2 million people in the United States alone, and countless more brain injuries are experienced around the world. However we have only began to understand the mechanisms that occur when a brain injury is experienced, let alone the full extent of the long-term effects that can follow a […]

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Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Study Links Memory Problems in Former NFL Players With Brain Injury

Johns Hopkins researchers claim to have found significant evidence to link specific memory deficits found in former NFL players with accumulated brain damage using an assortment of imaging and cognitive tests. The study, published in Neurobiology of Disease, evaluated nine former NFL players between the ages of 57 to 74. The former players came from […]

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New Gist-Reasoning Test Helps Predict Daily Functioning For People With TBI

New research from University of Texas at Dallas’ Center for BrainHealth finds that individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) experience significantly more difficulty with gist reasoning than traditional cognitive tests, according to the report published in the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology. The findings could greatly improve long-term diagnosis and management for those who […]

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