Category: "TBI"

Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

BOSTON — An experimental collar reduces signs of brain damage in athletes who play contact sports, researchers report. “This device clearly has potential to reduce the effects of concussions,” said Amit Reches, PhD, from ElMindA, a brain imaging company in Herzliya, Israel. The collar compresses the jugular vein, increasing the volume of blood in the […]

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

Scientists identify mechanisms to reduce epileptic seizures following TBI

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found that halting production of new neurons in the brain following traumatic brain injury can help reduce resulting epileptic seizures, cognitive decline, and impaired memory. Injury to the brain stimulates the production of new neurons, but these new cells are sometimes hyperexcitable, disrupting neural circuits and causing […]

Brain scans may predict possibility of recovering from coma

Brain scans may predict possibility of recovering from coma

Brain scans of people in a coma may help predict who will regain consciousness, according to a study published in the November 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study looked at connections between areas of the brain that play a role in regulating consciousness. For […]

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research shows concussion may affect men and women differently

New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing. The study released today will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, July 24 to 26, hosted by the American Academy of […]

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

BREAKTHROUGH: New Compound Shows Anti-Seizure, Anti-inflammatory effects for TBI Treatment

Summary of article: A new compound containing Deuterium called “C-10068” is displaying extremely positive results as a treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). When testing brain trauma response on lab animals (rats), researchers found that doses of C-10068 could reduce post-injury seizures, both convulsant and non-convulsant. At the highest dosages, brain inflammation was also greatly reduced. […]

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