Monthly Archives: August 2013

The goal: Understanding how furry friends ease PTSD, TBI

A nonprofit group that trains servicemembers with post-traumatic stress disorder or traumatic brain injury to raise service dogs for wounded veterans is hoping to find out why they help with sleep, stress, etc., in hopes of standardizing the treatment for … Continue reading

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Symptomatic white matter changes in mild traumatic brain injury resemble pathologic features of early alzheimer dementia

The distribution of white matter abnormalities in patients with symptomatic mild TBI is strikingly similar to the distribution of pathologic abnormalities in patients with early Alzheimer dementia. Read article

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Researchers Grow 3-D Human Brain Tissues

Researchers have grown brain tissue that contains distinct regions that mimic different functional structures of the developing brain. Read article

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Sensitivity to emotion, empathy and theory of mind: Adult performance following childhood TBI

The current findings indicated that deficits in social skills are long lasting and raises the issue of whether intervention to improve sensitivity to genuine emotion can influence more complex social skills and improve quality of social interactions for individuals following … Continue reading

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Lifetime cost of care of wounded with brain injury

No government agency has calculated fully the lifetime cost of health care for the large number of post-9/11 veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with life-lasting wounds. Read article

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Behavioral and cognitive predictors of educational outcomes in pediatric traumatic brain injury

The results demonstrated that measurement of EF behaviors is an important research and clinical tool for prediction of functional outcomes in pediatric TBI. Read article

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Celebrity Dancer Who Suffered Series Of Aneurysms Helps Others Get Back On Their Feet

After a long road to recovery, a celebrity dancer who suffered a series of aneurysms is helping others get back on their feet. Read article

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Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

Concussion patients have irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours after their injury but increased levels of brain activity a few weeks later, which suggests that the brain may compensate for the injury during recovery, a new study reports. … Continue reading

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Impaired emotional contagion following severe traumatic brain injury

Results are consistent with TBI producing impairments in emotional empathy and responsivity. Read article

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Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

Boston University researchers found that the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) initially impairs either behavior and mood, or memory and thinking abilities. Read article

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