A new study reports air evacuations may pose a significant added risk for people with TBI as they could potentially cause more damage.
Military and law enforcement personnel who are routinely exposed to low levels of blasts, such as from high-caliber firearms while training, have higher levels of biomarkers associated with TBI.
Researchers studied 97 football players between the ages of 9 and 13 years and found players experienced a total of 40,538 head impacts during four seasons of football games and practices. Significant differences in head impacts were seen between those in the games and practices.
Researchers say a novel enzyme treatment may reduce inflammation and scarring that prevents neural regeneration in spinal cord injury.
According to researchers, axons coordinate each other's destruction, contributing to neurodegeneration.
Researchers hope to follow veterans with mild TBI for up to 20 years in order to document the neurological effects of their head injuries.
Researchers adapt a medical test, previously developed to measure a toxin found in smokers, to measure the same toxin in people suffering from MS and spinal cord injuries.