Monthly Archives: February 2016

Experimental drug may limit harmful effects of traumatic brain injury

A new report by University of Kentucky researcher Linda Van Eldik, PhD, describes an experimental drug candidate that may aid patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Read article

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Postural impairments in children with mild traumatic brain injury

Following mild traumatic brain injury, children acutely demonstrate significantly more rigid sway patterns with eyes closed than with eyes open, which were highlighted by the Romberg quotient. Read article

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The terrifying link between concussions and suicide

A new study has found that the longterm risk of suicide increases three-fold among adults who have had concussions. Read article

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A dopamine pathway gene risk score for cognitive recovery following traumatic brain injury

A sex-specific DA-pathway GRS may be a valuable tool when predicting cognitive recovery post-TBI. Read article

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Longer, Intense Rehabilitation Boosts Recovery After Brain Injury

New findings by researchers report that not only is rehabilitation vital, but that a longer, even more intense period of rehabilitation may produce even greater benefit. Read article

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Altered amygdala connectivity in individuals with chronic traumatic brain injury and comorbid depressive symptoms

Results suggest that amygdala connectivity may be a potentially effective neuroimaging biomarker for comorbid depressive symptoms in chronic TBI. Read article

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Alzheimer’s plaques found in middle-aged people with brain injuries

A new study suggests that people with brain injuries following head trauma may have buildup of the plaques related to Alzheimer’s disease in their brains. Read article

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