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By On June 6th, 2013

Can This Mechanical Spinning Chair Treat TBI?

Can the GyroStim help cure a host of disorders including traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, and Asperger’s syndrome? No one is quite sure, but the machine is credited by more than one NHL star for getting them back on the ice after years of therapy and according to the Denver Post, parents of children with…

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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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By On November 9th, 2012

Mayo Clinic Hopes To Bring TBI Care To Rural Areas

The road back from a traumatic brain injury is long, and frustrating. Recovery can involve physical and cognitive problems that linger for months or years. In some rare instances, they can even linger for life. I know this first hand. After a “minor” concussion in March of this year, I faced serious issues with memory…

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By On June 21st, 2012

Can Nanotechnology Revolutionize Brain Injury Treatment Centers?

Last year, bioengineers at Harvard University identified the mechanism for diffuse axonal injury and explained why cerebral vasospasm is more common in blast-induced brain injuries than in brain injuries typically suffered by civilians. Their research offers hope that by better understanding blast-induced injuries, new treatments can be devised. New military-funded treatments are already in the…

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By On September 1st, 2011

Students and TBI

Students’ least favorite time of year is upon us: the end of summer. While the back-to-school jitters are in full swing for most, students with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be returning to school with many cognitive problems, such as memory and information processing, which will make classroom learning more difficult. As a result, these…

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