A number of patients in intensive care units for non-brain-related illnesses may suffer from cognitive dysfunction. Inflammation that occurs as a result of infection and problems with oxygen flow to the brain which occur when breathing is affected, could contribute to cognitive impairments.
Depleting the protein ADORA2B from the blood of mice led to faster cognitive decline, decreased auditory processing, and increased brain inflammation.
A new study reports air evacuations may pose a significant added risk for people with TBI as they could potentially cause more damage.
A new study reports a modified $40 cotton candy machine could hold the key to creating artificial organs and capillary networks.