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2013-09-24 16:24:56

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MDL No. 2323 - the NFL Players' Concussion Litigation has reached settlement with a degree of controversy. The premise of liability and the extent to which the NFL owed its players a duty to warn amid now decades of private medical research, was likely one of the most difficult and publicized TBI litigations in recent years. While the league is positioned to carry on 'business as usual' this season, it is disappointing not to see the claims of the...

2013-07-23 12:26:05

Diffusion tensor imaging fiber tracking with reliable tracking orientation and flexible step size can show white matter fiber bundles in the healthy corpus callosum. Researchers used two sets of human data to assess the performance of this method; one was from a healthy volunteer and the other from a patient with low-grade glioma. Results verified that this method was superior to the single-tensor Fiber Assignment by Continuous Tracking and the two-tensor eXtended Streamline Tractography for...

2013-06-18 11:53:30

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer's dementia, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. "Findings of MTBI bear a striking resemblance to those seen in early Alzheimer's dementia," said the study's lead author, Saeed Fakhran, M.D., assistant professor of radiology in the Division of Neuroradiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of...

2013-06-17 23:00:10

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer´s dementia, according to a new study published online, June 18, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer´s dementia, according to a new study...

2013-06-11 14:00:37

Soccer players who 'head' the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury patients, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology. "We chose to study soccer players, because soccer is the most popular sport worldwide," said Michael L. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D., associate director of the Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and...

2013-06-10 23:00:38

Soccer players who ℠head´ the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain injury patients, according to a study published online, June 11, in the journal Radiology. Oak Brook, IL (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 Soccer players who ℠head´ the ball with high frequency demonstrate poorer performance on memory tests and have brain abnormalities similar to those found in traumatic brain...

Body Dysmorphic Disorder Linked To Abnormal Brain Wiring
2013-04-30 11:48:44

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online One of the most unusual and little understood psychiatric disorders is a condition known as body dysmorphic disorder, or BDD. Individuals afflicted with this disease believe they are disfigured or extremely unattractive despite appearing normal to other people. Now, researchers at UCLA have shed light on the neurological underpinnings of this bizarre disorder, and they say the condition arises from abnormal wiring across vast...

2013-03-21 10:11:04

Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) have found what they say is evidence that veterans who suffer from "Gulf War Illness" have physical changes in their brains not seen in unaffected individuals. Brain scans of 31 veterans with the illness, compared to 20 control subjects, revealed anomalies in the bundles of nerve fibers that connect brain areas involved in the processing and perception of pain and fatigue. The discovery, published online March 20 in PLOS ONE, could...

Human Cognitive Development Research Gets A Boost From Pig Brain Models
2013-03-15 05:59:00

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On February 12, President Obama unveiled an ambitious project intended to map out the activity of the human brain that will be undertaken on the same size and scope as the hugely successful Human Genome Project undertaken in the 1990s. Researchers from the University of Illinois have offered the results of a recent study which may play a role in helping to lay the groundwork for this future endeavor into exactly how the human brain...

2013-03-07 15:36:27

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who have cognitive problems, or problems with memory, attention, and concentration, have more damage to areas of the brain involved in cognitive processes than people with MS who do not have cognitive problems, according to a study published in the March 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study used a type of MRI brain scan called diffusion tensor imaging along with regular MRI scans to...