Head injury causes the immune system to attack the brain

Scientists have uncovered a surprising way to reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries – stopping the body’s immune system from killing brain cells.

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Gender differences in awareness and outcomes during acute traumatic brain injury recovery

Gender differences in executive dysfunction may not be as large or robust as some researchers argue.

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Mild traumatic brain injury can have lasting effects for families

Mild TBI can have a lasting impact on families as well as patients, according to a review in the November issue of American Journal of Nursing.

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Stroke incidence following traumatic brain injury

There was a 6-fold increase in the rate of hemorrhagic stroke following TBI compared with the pre-TBI period.

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Biomedical engineers to help upgrade brain injury detection device

A medical technology firm specializing in brain injury diagnostics, will be working with the group of biomedical engineers for the next three years to improve Infrascanner; a tool that saves lives by detecting severe head injuries.

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Indicators of pain in nonverbal patients with a traumatic brain injury

Vital signs were identified as potential indicators of pain in TBI patients.

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Brain injury similarities in troops, football players spur research

The gridiron and the battlefield have little in common, but brain injuries plaguing combat veterans and former football players has doctors and veterans’ advocates eager to bring brain injury research out of the “dark ages.”

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