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By On December 19th, 2013

VA Sort of Steps Forward – 1st TBI Presumptive Illness List

On December 16th, 2013, the Veterans Administration (VA) took a major step forward in addressing the issues veterans face in their lives after experiencing combat related brain injuries. It was announced through the office of Eric K. Shinseki, Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Veterans already receiving benefits for traumatic brain injury (TBI), identified with secondary illnesses…

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By On October 24th, 2012

Electrical Jolts to the Brain Help Rats Walk

Rats with spinal cord injuries can have their walking abilities strengthened through stimulation of the brain, according to researchers present at the October 15th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. They hope this will lead to great improvements in treatment for humans with spinal cord injuries. The process is called deep brain stimulation, and…

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By On October 10th, 2012

Scientific Discovery Leads To Treatment For Brain Disorders

Scientists may have just made the first steps to the development of regenerative treatments for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries or neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, or Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich achieved this by changing non-functioning cells in the human brain into immature neurons, or potential working brain cells,…

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