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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Sound sleep helps heal traumatic brain injuries

Apr 15, 2021 by

A new study published in the “Journal of Neurotrauma” has found that sound sleep plays a critical role in healing traumatic brain injury....

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Head injuries can make kids loners

Jul 27, 2014 by

Researchers at Brigham Young University who studied a group of children three years after they experienced a TBI discovered that the injury may lower social competence....

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Blue dye may help treat TBIs

Mar 28, 2014 by

New research indicates that Brilliant blue G – a dye used in M&Ms, fabric and sports drinks, may be able to help treat patients with traumatic brain injury....

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TBIs linked to increased risk for premature death

Feb 16, 2014 by

A study from the University of Oxford  has found that people with traumatic brain injuries are at a higher risk of premature death, especially from suicides, injuries and assaults....

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Fruit flies allow researchers to study TBIs in humans

Nov 27, 2013 by

Like humans, the fruit flies react to severe head trauma with things like loss of coordination, temporary incapacitation and neurodegeneration. This is allowing scientists to study the effects of TBIs on humans, including the role that genetics plays in...

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