Victims of physical domestic violence are 12 times more likely to suffer a TBI than athletes or members of the military, a new study reports. However, many victims' injuries go undiagnosed or untreated.
Researchers have identified two distinct brain regions, one linked to increased and the other with decreased depressive symptoms, associated with the location of brain injuries.
ISRIB, a small molecule that blocks the integrated stress response, can reverse the neural and cognitive effects of a concussion in mice weeks after a brain injury has occurred.
Synthetic turf football fields have a greater impact decelerating force than traditional grass fields, presenting an increased risk of injuries, including concussions, due to contact with the surface.
Researchers document traumatic brain injury as a global health problem that affects 55 million people worldwide and is the leading cause of injury-related death and disability.
NG2-glia, a newly discovered type of brain cell that can renew itself is regulated by circadian rhythms. The findings shed new light on how the body's circadian clock can promote healing following a traumatic brain injury.
The levels of two protein biomarkers, GFAP and UCH-L1 found in blood samples taken 24 hours after a traumatic brain injury can help to predict which patients will die and which will obtain a severe disability.
Researchers identified a unique biomarker associated with only the chronic or acute stage of traumatic brain injury.
In children, traumatic brain injury can lead to reduced brain size and cognitive impairments that affect learning, researchers report.