Mild traumatic brain injury may cause cognitive problems, lasting brain damage

In a new study published in Neurology, researchers have found that mild TBI may impact patients’ cognition and brain matter.

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Preservation of general intelligence following traumatic brain injury

These results support the conclusion that Val/Met genotypes preserve general cognitive functioning, whereas Val/Val genotypes are largely susceptible to TBI.

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Genetics may determine recovery time after concussion

An athlete’s genetic makeup may play a role in how long it takes to recover from a concussion

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Decreased risk of stroke in patients with traumatic brain injury receiving acupuncture treatment

Patients with TBI receiving acupuncture treatment show decreased risk of stroke compared with those without acupuncture treatment.

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Concussion research reveals startling facts

A research team studying concussions in football has found that players may complete a task in one part of their brains before the season, but complete the same task with a different part of their brain after the season.

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Racial/ethnic and insurance status disparities in discharge to posthospitalization care for patients with traumatic brain injury

Results suggest that racial/ethnic and insurance disparities exist in discharge to postacute care after hospitalization for traumatic brain injury.

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Hidden variations in neuronal networks may explain differences in traumatic brain injury outcomes

A team of researchers has discovered that hidden differences in the properties of neural circuits can account for whether animals are behaviorally susceptible to brain injury.

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