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By On November 23rd, 2011

S100-B Protein Levels Help Detect Minor Brain Trauma

An observational study at a teaching hospital in France recently found that measuring the levels of a protein called S100-B could help screen people for minor brain injuries. Typically, computed tomography (CT) scans can be used to detect brain injuries, but the price, exposure to radiation, and underwhelming detection skills (CT scans appear to detect…

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By On November 22nd, 2011

Statins May Help Improve Outcomes for People with Brain Injuries

A national study suggests that statins, which are drugs primarily prescribed to lower cholesterol, may make traumatic brain injury more survivable for older adults. According to the study, seniors who were taking a statin at the time of their brain injury appeared to have more favorable recovery outcomes following their injury. Currently, there are no…

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