Recent efforts to develop a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias have focused heavily on removing toxic tau proteins from the brain. The tau protein is known to bind … Continue Reading Study shows that structure of toxic tau aggregates determines type of dementia, and rate of progression.
The CDC estimates that more than 1.3 million Americans visit an emergency department each year because of a TBI-related injury. The late effects of TBI are of great interest, however, … Continue Reading Largest ever study identifies link between TBI and Parkinson’s, but not Alzheimer’s.
In the United States over 1.7 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are reported yearly, with the predictive correlation of cellular injury to impact tissue strain lacking, particularly for … Continue Reading First ever imaging of brain cells’ reactions to concussive trauma in real-time.
Dementia is a common illness with an incidence that is rising as the aged population increases. A multitude of neurodegenerative illnesses have an associated dementia, including corticobasal degeneration, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease, … Continue Reading Brain map researchers release first of it’s kind data on the aging human brain and traumatic brain injury.
Cellular therapy for traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been suggested to replace cellular loss, restore growth factors homeostasis, repair damaged circuits and improve functional recovery. Stem cell therapy for TBI … Continue Reading Nano-magnetic cell targeting used to treat TBI in animal model.
After a hit to the head or rapid whiplash, whether from a car crash, athletic event or other accident, millions of Americans develop traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) each year. TBIs … Continue Reading Large-scale human study shows blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries.
A new MRI study from the University of Pittsburgh has found distinct injury patterns in the brains of people with concussion-related depression and anxiety. The team state that the data … Continue Reading Neuroimaging begins to map post-concussion depression and anxiety in human study.
A team of researchers from the University of Maryland have developed a new imaging technique that can identify the specific changes in neural communication as a result of mild traumatic brain … Continue Reading New imaging technique pinpoints changes in brain connectivity following mTBI.
A new literature review study from researchers at the University of Tel Aviv has found that people with dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment have altered responses to pain, with … Continue Reading Lit review study finds altered pain processing in patients with cognitive impairment.
A team of researchers have made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head … Continue Reading Researchers stop brain swelling at the source in animal model.
A new UCLA study takes another step toward the early understanding of a degenerative brain condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which affects athletes in contact sports who are … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study identifies characteristic pattern of protein deposits in brains of retired athletes who suffered concussions.
The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by … Continue Reading Researchers optogenetically create artificial link between unrelated memories.
In a study of more than 8,000 veterans living in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, researchers from Ohio State University, University of Minnesota, and The Department of Veterans Affairs found those … Continue Reading First large-scale longitudinal study links PTSD to heart disease.
A team from the University of Poitiers and the Institute of Interdisciplinary Research in Human and Molecular Biology (IRIBHM), has just taken an important step in the area of cell … Continue Reading Researchers repair the cerebral cortex using engineered cells in a world’s first.
Most military battlefield casualties die before reaching a surgical hospital. Of those soldiers who might potentially survive, most die from uncontrolled bleeding. In some cases, there’s not much medics can … Continue Reading New clot strengthening injectable polymer finds any unseen or internal injuries and works immediately.
Inflammatory processes occur in the brain in conjunction with stroke and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from Lund University, the Karolinska Institutet and the University of … Continue Reading New findings on microglial activation during neuroinflammation.