How the brain adapts after injury

Jan 18, 2022 by

A University of Gottingen study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has found that the brain compensates after damage (e.g., a stroke) by reorganizing itself. The extracellular matrix loosens and depending if the brain is healthy or diseased, this...

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Brain lesions on MRI linked to years of playing football

Dec 14, 2021 by

By comparing MRIs from the brains of athletes who played contact sports while they’re alive to their brains at autopsy, scientists were able to see white matter hyperintensities associated with neuropathological changes....

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Brain changes from TBI similar to Alzheimer’s

May 11, 2021 by

A team at the University of Southern California found that brain changes in people with Alzheimer’s and in those with mild TBIs have significant similarities....

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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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Curbing the effects of TBI

Oct 8, 2016 by

Scientists have discovered how to use a neuron-targeting nanoparticle to reduce the effects of traumatic brain injury, including depression and thinking and memory problems....

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Brain training creates lasting change for TBI victims

Jun 29, 2015 by

Veterans and civilians with brain injury had lasting brain and mental health gains after receiving brain training....

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