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.
A new mouse study identifies a targeted delivery method system that boosts the number of specialized anti-inflammatory immune cells within the brain to areas restricted by brain inflammation and damage. The system helped to protect against apoptosis associated with brain injury, stroke, and multiple sclerosis.
Signs of concussion may be found in the gut, a new study reports. Researchers found a correlation between traumatic brain injury proteins in the blood and one brain injury-linked bacteria in stool samples.
College football players are 5 times more likely to report cognitive impairment, 2.5 times more likely to experience recurrent headaches, and 65% more likely to have cardiovascular problems in their lifetime than their non-football playing peers. Additionally, mortality from brain and other nervous system cancers was 4 times higher in former college football players than the general population.