A single head injury can increase the risk of developing dementia, especially in women. Suffering more than one head injury increases the risk further, a new study reports.
Researchers have identified a new condition associated with TBI in some patients. Vestibular agnosia, the newly identified disorder, worsens balance problems and reduces vertigo perception and dizziness.
A novel non-invasive method merges acoustic imaging methods with new algorithms to explore changes in white and gray matter following head injury.
Two new studies advance understanding of how the brain encodes episodic memories. The findings have the potential to develop new avenues of treatment for memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease and TBI.
Short-term exposure to an experimental drug reverses age-related memory decline and cognitive deficits in mice. The drug, ISRIB, has previously shown beneficial effects in treating memory loss associated with TBI and other neurological disorders.
Altered microRNA levels in a person's saliva can help determine if they have experienced a recent concussion. The new saliva test is a cheap and non-invasive method for the identification of concussion.
Concussions could have lasting implications on sleep, a new study reports. People who experienced concussion reported sleep disturbances, daytime drowsiness, and fatigue that were persistent months after their injury.
Researchers have developed a sniff test that can detect which patients in a vegetative state following a TBI will regain consciousness.
A simple smell test could help doctors to identify which patients in a vegetative state will recover. 100% of patients in a vegetative state who reacted to the sniff test went on to regain consciousness. 91% of those were still alive three years post-injury.
MW189, a small molecule drug candidate, blocks abnormal inflammation in the brain which contributes to injury and disease induced neurological impairments.