Micro concussions may alter football players’ brains

Apr 28, 2018 by

Increasing evidence supports the idea that brains with subconcussive impacts, also known as “micro concussions,” have measurable differences compared to brains that have received no micro concussions....

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Head injuries may lead to early Alzheimer’s

Mar 24, 2018 by

A new study published in the journal Neuropsychology appears to confirm the link between concussions and neurodegenerative diseases....

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Single season of football can change a kid’s brain

Jan 30, 2018 by

After inserting sensors in the helmets of children and teens playing football, researchers found that practice is where the most head impacts occur. In turn, a single season of football is enough to change a kid’s brain....

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99% of donated brains from NFL players have CTE

Oct 2, 2017 by

A study reported in JAMA reports that 99% of the deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated for research were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy....

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New biomarkers may help test for concussion

Sep 28, 2017 by

A new study that analyzed blood samples from 30 injured patients at regular intervals immediately after being hurt identified three inflammatory biomarkers that could serve as early biomarkers of TBI....

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LearningRx reviews the effects of TBI in children

Jul 30, 2017 by

A study that looked at two decades’ worth of research into the long-term effects of TBI on children found that those with mild to moderate brain injuries were twice as likely to develop attention problems than their healthy peers....

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Microwave helmet may cut time needed to evaluate head injuries...

Jul 6, 2017 by

Researchers testing a portable device that covers the head and uses microwave technology to examine brain tissue in pre-hospital settings could cut the time it takes to evaluate brain injuries....

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