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Concussion Treatment News: New MRI method aids long-term concussion prognosis

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO) – For concussion sufferers, even those who never lost consciousness, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) method devised by a consortium of researchers led […]

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Concussion Research News: Post-Concussion, Study Shows Peripheral Vision Substantially Impaired

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI ACADEMIC HEALTH CENTER) – After a concussion occurs, symptoms most commonly experienced are headache, dizziness, memory problems and sleep disturbances, as well as visual dysfunction. Such symptoms can be difficult to quantify and follow in patients on a long-term basis.  Patient reports of feeling ‘slower than normal’ after a concussion have been associated […]

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Stroke Recovery Research News: Brain cell powerhouses appear good treatment target for stroke, TBI recovery

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(SOURCE: MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GEORGIA AT AUGUSTA UNIVERSITY) – Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real time for the first time in a living brain. The scientists also found that without giving these […]

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Brain Injury Research: Recovery from Brain Injury and Better Sleep Go Hand in Hand

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(SOURCE: AMERICAN ACADEMY OF NEUROLOGY) – After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in the December 21, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy […]

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Stroke Research News: New discovery may improve recovery after stroke

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF GOTHENBURG) – Faster and better recovery after stroke may be the result of a newly discovered treatment strategy that created new nerve synapses in the brain—a key factor for learning. A study at Sahlgrenska Academy showed improved ability to use the affected paw in mice that received the treatment. “More nerve sprouts and connections […]

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Evidence of Brain Injury Found in Young NFL Players

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(SOURCE: JOHN’S HOPKINS MEDICINE) In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a history of concussion. In a report on the study that used positron […]

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Statins Help Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes in Adults with Cardiovascular Risk According to Trial Study

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(OREGON HEALTH & SCIENCE UNIVERSITY) According to a recent press release, cholesterol-lowering drugs help prevent heart attacks and strokes in adults with cardiovascular risk factors such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, but have not yet had a heart attack or stroke, according to a large-scale analysis of clinical trial data led […]

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Scientists Develop New Blood Test to Help Determine with 90% Certainty if Adolescent Athlete has Suffered a Concussion

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(LAWSON HEALTH RESEARCH INSTITUTE) According to a recent press release, scientists from Children’s Health Research Institute, a program of Lawson Health Research Institute, and Western University have developed a new blood test that identifies with greater than 90 per cent certainty whether or not an adolescent athlete has suffered a concussion.

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Findings on Brain Cell Death Mechanism May Lead to Future Therapies for Stroke or Alzheimer’s

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(Medical News Today) According to a recent study and article published in Medical News Today, research partners Dr. Ted Dawson, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Cell Engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and Valina Dawson, Ph.D., professor of neurology, and their research group conducted experiments on laboratory-grown cells to determine which […]