Playing football in high school changes the brain

Dec 12, 2018 by

Researchers have discovered that just a single season of high school football appears to be enough to cause microscopic changes in the brain’s structure....

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New target may help inflammation after brain injury

Nov 28, 2018 by

Scientists studying mice with traumatic brain injury were able to use a drug to wipe out cells call microglia, which in turn caused the inflammation associated with TBI to disappear....

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Dyslexia gene may predict concussion susceptibility among football players...

Nov 4, 2018 by

In a surprising study, researchers found that athletes with a version of the KIAA0319 gene linked to increase incidence of dyslexia were less likely to have concussion injuries compared to athletes with the variant of the KIAA0319 gene that...

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Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells

Oct 2, 2018 by

Despite the hockey players feeling fine and being deemed ready to return to the ice, scans found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding their brain fibers had been loosened—two weeks after the injury....

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Researchers close in on CTE diagnosis in living humans

Sep 30, 2018 by

A team of researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System is closing in on being able to diagnose CTE in living humans....

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ADHD tied to increased concussion risk for kids

Aug 2, 2018 by

A new study out of Taiwan has found that children, teens and young adults with ADHD may have four times the risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury than other youth....

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Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk

May 26, 2018 by

A large study of veterans in the United States found that the risk of developing dementia more than doubled following mild traumatic brain injury, even without the loss of consciousness....

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