Latest Brain Injuries Stories

2014-03-31 23:22:00

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and Atlanta personal injury lawyer Greg Stokes of Stokes & Kopitsky, P.A. answers frequently answered questions about brain injuries and brain injury cases. (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Brain injuries are a common consequence of a serious accident. Minor injuries typically resolve themselves. However, an estimated 5.3 million Americans are currently living with a long-term disability as a result of traumatic brain injury, said the Brain Injury...

2014-03-17 16:28:13

TRENTON, N.J., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Brain Injury Alliance (USBIA) stands with Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) to support his introduction of the National Brain Injury Research and Treatment Act of 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140317/DC84692-a The proposed legislation, which is co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Thomas Rooney, (R-F.L.), will require the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a national system to...

2014-03-12 23:02:09

During a press conference this afternoon, Susan H. Connors, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), endorsed the National Brain Injury Surveillance System Act of 2014. Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) March 12, 2014 During a press conference this afternoon, Susan H. Connors, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), endorsed the National Brain Injury Surveillance System Act of 2014. Congressmen Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Tom Rooney...

One Gene Influences Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery
2014-02-27 15:29:46

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Researchers report that one change in the sequence of the BDNF gene causes some people to be more impaired by traumatic brain injury (TBI) than others with comparable wounds. The study, described in the journal PLOS ONE, measured general intelligence in a group of 156 Vietnam War veterans who suffered penetrating head wounds during the war. All of the study subjects had damage to the prefrontal cortex, a brain region behind the forehead that is...

Amino Acids May Correct Sleep Issues Due To Traumatic Brain Injury
2013-12-12 07:34:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online New research appearing in the journal Science Translational Medicine has found that amino acids can help correct sleep disturbances in mice suffering from traumatic brain injuries. In the study, experts from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine and the Oregon Health and Science University report that these organic compounds could potentially be used as a dietary...

2013-04-26 23:02:26

In recent months, sports-related brain injuries have made headlines nationwide, in part because of concerning new information regarding the long-term severity of head injuries. In his latest article, “Cutting off Your Nose to Protect Your Head: Banning Sports Is Not the Only Answer to Preventing Brain Injuries,” attorney Richard P. Console, Jr., urges researchers and the sports industry to consider other ways to prevent or reduce the amount of sports-related brain injuries rather...

2013-03-07 14:48:18

The flip of a single molecular switch helps create the mature neuronal connections that allow the brain to bridge the gap between adolescent impressionability and adult stability. Now Yale School of Medicine researchers have reversed the process, recreating a youthful brain that facilitated both learning and healing in the adult mouse. Scientists have long known that the young and old brains are very different. Adolescent brains are more malleable or plastic, which allows them to...

2012-02-06 08:00:00

North Carolina injury lawyer continues to advocate for victims of traumatic brain injuries RALEIGH, North Carolina (PRWEB) February 06, 2012 Attorney Thomas Henson Jr., has been invited to join the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina´s (BIANC) board of directors. Henson, who focuses on traumatic brain injury litigation at local law firm HensonFuerst, will work with other BIANC board members to raise funds and give attention to the life-changing impacts of brain injuries....

Word of the Day
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.