Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Plasticity of the Brain: Guiding the Damaged Brain to Recover From Injury

The adult brain can not only be rewired, it can also be structurally remodeled. Read article

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Trends in epidemiological and clinical characteristics in severe traumatic brain injury

TBI epidemiology in Western countries has changed. Read article

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Skin Cells Reprogrammed Into Brain Cells

Scientists have described a way to convert human skin cells directly into a specific type of brain cell. Read article

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Functional recovery after severe traumatic brain injury

Slower recovery was associated with older age, longer coma, and interruptions to rehabilitation. Read article

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Traumatic brain injury associated with increased dementia risk in older adults

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) appears to be associated with an increased risk of dementia in adults 55 years and older, according to a study published online by JAMA Neurology. Read article

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Functional recovery and life satisfaction in the first year after severe traumatic brain injury

Following sTBI, approximately two-thirds of survivors improve between 3 and 12 months postinjury and are satisfied with their life. Direct discharge from acute care to specialized rehabilitation appears to increase functional recovery. Read article

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Emotional adjustment following traumatic brain injury

The injury doesn’t solely affect the survivor – the lives of their spouse or partner and other family members often are also turned inside out. Read article

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