Category: "TBI"

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

Ohio State leading world’s first study using focused ultrasound to treat epilepsy

In a first-in-world clinical trial, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine are studying how well focused ultrasound surgery works in adults with a specific type of epilepsy whose seizures are not controlled by medication. Up to 10 adults with the “medically refractory lobe focal onset” type of epilepsy will be enrolled in this study. The technique […]

Causes and effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury can happen when a sudden, violent blow or jolt to the head results in damage to the brain. In the United States and elsewhere, it is a major cause of disability and death. As the brain collides with the inside of the skull, there may be bruising of the brain, tearing of […]

Stopping Epilepsy Before It Starts?

Stopping Epilepsy Before It Starts?

“Being able to identify that a person is likely to develop epilepsy following a brain injury is one of the most important focus areas in modern-day epilepsy research,” says Dr. Laura Lubbers, CURE’s Chief Scientific Officer. “With 3.4 million Americans suffering from epilepsy and seizures in the U.S., this discovery of a predictive biomarker for […]

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

New study hopes to shed light on mechanism behind epileptic and non-epileptic seizures

Seizures are a common result of traumatic brain injury, especially in military veterans. A new study funded by the DOD, Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs, and conducted in Providence RI and Birmingham AL (at the Veterans Affairs Medical Centers in Providence, RI and Birmingham, AL, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and the University of Alabama […]

Slowing brain cell growth reduces risk of seizures

Slowing brain cell growth reduces risk of seizures

According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a major contributor to disabilities and deaths in the U.S. Statistics indicate that 153 people die every day from injuries involving TBI.   TBI is a type of brain injury that occurs when trauma causes damage to the brain. An […]

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