TBI in the News
Brainline News FeedHow a protein called ĎNFLí could help the NFL with brain injuries
Scientists are examining blood samples for proteins that have been shown to correlate with concussion and other injuries. One of the most intriguing of these proteins, which could help create better tests for traumatic brain injury, is called neurofilament light ó or, as itís known for short, NFL.Surviving a brain injury is just the beginning
Brain injury survivors, advocates and doctors say countless people still struggle to get treatment and support services after sustaining a brain injury. Across the nation, too few doctors and other medical professionals are trained to diagnose and treat the problem, and private insurers donít want to cover the high costs of long-term rehabilitation.Rugby Union tackles concussion problem with blue card
Yellow and red cards are used to discipline players in rugby and now one international federation is to trial a blue card to safeguard their health. The system -- to be launched by the Australian Rugby Union and effective Saturday across grassroots competitions -- gives the referee full authority to dismiss from the pitch any player showing signs of concussion during a match.The Bioengineer trying to predict and prevent concussions
Advances in brain imaging and other technology have yielded a slew of metrics for measuring head impacts. The Holy Grail is to translate these data into biomarkers for diagnosing and preventing concussions. Researchers are racing to develop sensor systems that measure the forces the head sustains during an impact ó with bioengineer David Camarillo among those in the lead.Goggles help brain-injury patients see the whole picture
Following a brain injury, people can lose their ability to see the left side of the world, but with a special set of lenses developed by researchers at Dalhousie University, patients can train their brains to see both sides of the world. Researchers are developing "prism-goggles" to help patients experiencing hemi-spatial neglect as a result of an injury to the right side of the brain, most commonly from stroke.Concussion in Kids: Less-Recognized Visual Changes
In our clinical and research practice here at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), we have found that a number of children have visual issues after a concussion, but they're not typically visual acuity issues. This is something we'd like to get the message out about. The kids we see in our offices who have had a concussion often also have oculomotor issues, whether they are related to problems with smooth pursuits, saccadic function, or the vestibulo-ocular reflex function.Research suggests diagnostic approach for veterans suffering hearing impairment and TBI from blasts
New research findings suggest mild blast trauma suffered by military personnel affects portions of the auditory system that have not been extensively studied after injuries occur, and this impairment might be diagnosed using well-established testing methods. The findings raise the possibility that noninvasive auditory tests could identify undiagnosed mild brain injuries earlier.Why We Canít Ignore the Silent Epidemic of Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons
Traumatic brain injury is a huge ďhidden disabilityĒ within prison populations in the US and the UK. Despite evidence that TBI can lead sufferers to be more violent and reoffend, there is a worrying lack of information about the extent of the problem and there is no standard screening process. At a time when there is huge concern about escalating prison population rates, is it not time this issue was addressed?5 Reasons Why Suffering a Concussion Was The Most Difficult Experience Of My Life
Surprisingly few people understand the dark realities behind head injuries. In this article, Iím going to shed light on this issue and go over five reasons why suffering a concussion was the hardest experience of my life. In doing so, Iíll hopefully be able to spread awareness towards this issue.Study of football team produces largest known dataset for concussion diagnostics
Following a three-year study of the Arizona State University football program, researchers at the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) have created the largest dataset to date of extracellular small RNAs, which are potential biomarkers for diagnosing medical conditions, including concussions.
Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring
A new study reveals previously undetected change patterns in the brains of eight veterans, all exposed to blasts from high explosives in combat.Are Kids Getting More Concussions Than We Realize?
A new study estimates that the number of concussions among those 18 years old and younger is higher than the previously reported.Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Military mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) differs from civilian injury in important ways.Top 10 Concussion Research Articles of 2015
A team of brain injury experts with a variety of clinical backgrounds reviewed approximately 250 abstracts from the TBI clinical research literature published in 2015, choosing the ten articles they felt advanced the field of TBI research the furthest.Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in a Former College Football Player
The neuropsychological findings of a 25-year-old former college football player who was diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) postmortem.Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.CTE pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank
Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Blast-Induced TBI
A new system that has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors
Although the military is a young and vigorous force, service members and veterans may experience sexual functioning problems as a result of military service.