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Latest traumatic brain injury Stories

2013-11-19 16:55:22

Penn medicine researchers discover that high levels of a protein in blood after traumatic brain injury correlate with brain tissue damage A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, in conjunction with colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine, found...

2013-11-12 09:13:31

Also reports on trial of new brain cancer vaccine; brain stimulation causes 'foreign accent syndrome' Hospitals vary in management of children with traumatic brain injury—particularly in monitoring and preventing the harmful effects of increased intracranial pressure (ICP), according to a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, a part of Wolters Kluwer Health....

2013-11-12 08:37:18

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc., (NASDAQ: STSI) today filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2013. The Company reported net sales totaling $2.3 million for the three months ending September 30, 2013, compared with net sales of $1.7 million for the same period in 2012. Net sales for the nine months ending September 30, 2013, totaled $7.3 million, compared with $4.2 million for the same...

2013-11-11 21:27:19

Patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, a hallmark of Alzheimer Disease (AD), in some areas of their brains in a study by Young T. Hong, Ph.D., of the University of Cambridge, England, and colleagues. There may be epidemiological or pathophysiological (changes because of injury) links between TBI and AD, and Aβ plaques are found in as many as 30 percent of patients who die in the acute phase after a TBI. The plaques appear within...

2013-11-08 16:25:22

Fattah will speak to stroke and TBI patients at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and later head to San Diego where he will attend the Society for Neuroscience's Annual Meeting WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA-02) will take his neuroscience agenda from coast to coast this Sunday, November 10, with appearances in Philadelphia and San Diego to advocate for increased federal funding for brain research, heightening awareness of brain...

2013-11-08 08:28:36

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UCLA has launched the first university-based military medicine center on the West Coast, thanks to a generous donation from two sons in honor their father, the inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist Ronald A. Katz. The Ronald A. Katz Center for Collaborative Military Medicine at UCLA, established by an initial $2 million gift from Todd and Randy Katz and their families, will work with the U.S. military to address the unique challenges...

2013-11-07 23:31:55

Kevin Mottley, a Richmond, Virginia brain injury lawyer, announced the launch of his new educational website that gives brain injury victims and their family members information and answers they need. RICHMOND, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Serious injuries after an accident can change a person forever. Brain injuries in particular can be life-altering and they leave a devastating impact on injury victims, their families, and their futures. For Richmond, VA personal injury attorney...

2013-11-07 16:22:08

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of Veterans Day, over 100 VOD operators are offering Along Recovery. Produced and directed by an Iraq War veteran, Along Recovery chronicles the two-year recovery of four US soldiers evacuated from combat with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), the signature wound of Afghanistan and Iraq. The film is now available across North America on leading VOD platforms including Apple iTunes, Amazon VOD, AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Dish, Google...

2013-11-04 23:22:53

A stem cell therapy previously shown to reduce inflammation in the critical time window after traumatic brain injury also promotes lasting cognitive improvement, according to a pre-clinical study reported in the current issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Durham, NC (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 A stem cell therapy previously shown to reduce inflammation in the critical time window after traumatic brain injury also promotes lasting cognitive improvement, according to a pre-clinical...

2013-11-04 14:20:01

UTHealth study published in journal today A stem cell therapy previously shown to reduce inflammation in the critical time window after traumatic brain injury also promotes lasting cognitive improvement, according to preclinical research led by Charles Cox, M.D., at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. The research was published in today's issue of STEM CELLS Translational Medicine. Cellular damage in the brain after traumatic injury can...