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By On October 21st, 2014

New Test Aims To More Accurately Assess Brain Injuries

A new dynamic assessment for individuals with brain trauma claims to be able to better engage and evaluate individuals with acquired brain injuries in order to create better, more personalized plans of treatment. The Short Parallel Assessments of Neuropsychological Status (SPANS) was developed by Dr. Gerald Burgess from the University of Leicaster’s School of Psychology…

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By On November 15th, 2013

Menstrual Cycle Can Affect Concussion Recovery

It sounds almost hysterical at first glance, but a new study reports that how well a woman recovers from a concussion can depend on the time of the month. The researchers found that women who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the two weeks leading up to their period (the premenstrual phase) faced a slower…

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By On June 5th, 2013

Is The ImPACT Test Reliable?

It turns out, using those ImPACT tests on the sidelines might not be such a good idea after all. In the rush to protect football players from going back out onto the field following a possible brain injury, many organizations have taken to using the computerized concussion test to help immediately diagnose players. However, Medical…

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By On April 11th, 2013

Researchers Find New Target For TBI Treatment

A new study from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science indicates that drug intervention to minimize intercellular signaling between astrocytes after traumatic brain injury can reduce long term damage and cognitive defects. The study, published in Brain, discovered that astrocytes, star-shaped glial cells in the brain and spinal cord, play a large role…

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By On December 21st, 2012

Standard Treatment For TBI Is No Better Than Clinical Monitoring

The standard treatment for traumatic brain injury has just been drastically devalued by a group of researchers at the University of Washington and their collegues at six hospitals in Bolivia and Ecuador. According to Medical Xpress, the researchers discovered that intracranial pressure monitoring, the standard method used to treat severe TBI, was no more effective…

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By On December 12th, 2012

New Biomaterials Assist Neuroregeneration

New tests on a biomaterial that is implanted into the brain to favor neuroregeneration in areas with brain damage look favorable for the material, according to Medical Xpress. Animal testing in rats shows that these types of implants are colonized within two months by neural progenitor cells and irrigated by new blood vessels, which allows the generation…

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