Monthly Archives: February 2013

Neurons can be reprogrammed long after they’ve matured, study finds

New findings could eventually lead to gene therapies which reprogram cells in the patient’s brain to generate new corticospinal neurons. Read article

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Sleep hygiene program implementation in patients with traumatic brain injury

Sleep disorders have a major impact on health outcomes in patients with TBI. To optimize rehabilitation and ultimately improve functional outcomes of patients with TBI, implementation of evidence-based clinical guidelines for sleep is imperative. Read article

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Neck Strength Predicts Concussion Risk, Study Says

For years, biomechanics researchers have suspected that girls had higher concussion rates than boys in sports like soccer and lacrosse because of gender differences in neck strength. Read article

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Inflammation and white matter degeneration persist for years after a single traumatic brain injury

Striking evidence of persistent inflammation and ongoing white matter degeneration for many years after just a single traumatic brain injury in humans. Read article

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People in a vegetative state may feel pain

Alexandra Markl at the Schön clinic in Bad Aibling, Germany, and colleagues studied people with unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (UWS) – also known as vegetative state – and identified activity in brain areas involved in the emotional aspects of pain. Read … Continue reading

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Reduced contribution of executive functions in impaired working memory performance in mild traumatic brain injury patients

We suggest that MTBI may lead to WM deficits as the contribution of executive processes to support the WM is diminished following MTBI. Read article

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Study: Concussion Damage Lasts Decades

Brain damage from a concussion can last for decades after the initial injury, requiring long-term care for most sufferers, even after symptoms disappear, new research shows. Read article

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