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DARPAs Restoring Active Memory Program Poised To Launch

DARPA's Restoring Active Memory Program Poised To Launch

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just over a year ago I reported on the announcement of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, the scientific cousin to the wildly successful...

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2014-06-30 23:21:16

Dr. Peter Marincovich, Ph.D. of Audiology Associates has spent his career revolutionizing the way audiology and hearing diagnostics are performed and he is highly versed in the latest treatments for helping patients manage hearing loss associated with brain injury. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Center for Disease Control has estimated that as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with brain injuries at any given time, and a significant head injury occurs about every 21...

2014-06-27 19:08:26

American Academy of Neurology Older veterans who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are 60 percent more likely to later develop dementia than veterans without TBI, according to a study published in the June 25, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study also found that veterans with a history of TBI developed dementia about two years earlier than those without TBI who had developed dementia. "These findings...

2014-06-25 23:03:34

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. The bill was passed unanimously in a voice vote on the evening...

2014-06-09 12:30:20

Results to be announced of Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from the conditions WASHINGTON, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Complementary and alternative treatments for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as caregiver and family support, are the major topics to be examined at The American Legion's symposium on TBI/PTSD in Washington on June 24. The results of The American Legion's online survey of veterans suffering from one or...

2014-06-05 23:09:33

A recent study revealed a nearly 30 percent increase in rates of traumatic brain injury diagnoses in United States’ hospital emergency room departments. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 A study, conducted by an emergency medicine physician at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, revealed an almost 30 percent increase in traumatic brain injury (TBI) rates in the period from 2006 to 2010 in United States emergency departments (ED), according to a May 14, 2014 report...

2014-05-07 23:10:25

Further development of the state of the art Blast Gauge™ System is awarded to BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. (B3) by the Marine Corps’ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Rochester, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2014 A Phase I Option for further development of the state of the art Blast Gauge™ System is awarded to BlackBox Biometrics, Inc. (B3) by the Marine Corps’ Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. Blast-related Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) continues to damage our...

2014-04-28 16:30:16

Will further advance specialized programs to achieve the highest level of independence possiblefor each person served at NeuLife MOUNT DORA, Fla., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuLife, a post-acute neurorehab facility, is proud to announce that Hal S. Pineless, D.O., F.A.C.N., has joined its clinical team as medical director. In joining the NeuLife team, Dr. Pineless states, "I completely endorse specialized rehabilitation for individuals with TBI (traumatic brain injury) and...

2014-04-28 09:34:46

Almost half of all homeless men who took part in a study by St. Michael’s Hospital had suffered at least one traumatic brain injury in their life and 87 per cent of those injuries occurred before the men lost their homes. While assaults were a major cause of those traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, (60 per cent) many were caused by potentially non-violent mechanisms such as sports and recreation (44 per cent) and motor vehicle collisions and falls (42 per cent). The study, led by Dr....

2014-04-17 08:26:54

New Book by World-Renowned Neuroradiologist Discusses How Lessons Learned from the Battlefield Can be Applied to the U.S. Home Front SAN FRANCISCO, April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Alisa Gean, a world-renowned neuroradiologist and expert on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), will launch her latest book tomorrow, BRAIN INJURY: Applications from War and Terrorism, published by Wolters Kluwer's Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. The book is a culmination of more than 25 years of...

2014-04-16 10:15:34

They are also more likely to have been bullied Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviors, a new study has found. They are also more likely to become bullies themselves, to have sought counseling through a crisis help-line or to have been prescribed medication for anxiety, depression or both, said Dr. Gabriela Ilie, lead author of the...


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