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Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk
A large-scale new study found that concussions in adolescents can increase the risk of later developing multiple sclerosis.
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Concussions in Teenagers Tied to Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Conference Topic Focuses On Traumatic Brain Injury, Incarceration
An estimated 60 percent of people in the prison system have suffered some type of traumatic brain injury or TBI. Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana executive director Dr. Lance Trexler says failure to address this issue has far reaching societal impacts.
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Conference Topic Focuses On Traumatic Brain Injury, Incarceration
"State of Play: Managing Brain Injury Risk in College Sports" Released By Gallagher
The link between sports-related concussions (SRCs), chronic encephalopathy (CTE) and mental injury is still unsettled. However, the concern about injury to participants arising from a SRC while participating in a sponsored athletic program is very real to colleges and universities. In response, Gallagher hosted a think tank with risk management professionals from colleges and universities to explore the risk of SRCs for both athletes and their institutions. Gallagher's white paper on this important issue, "State of Play: Managing Brain Injury Risk in College Sports," explores evolving medical science related to SRCs and CTE, the current litigation landscape, insurance coverage concerns, and risk management strategies to respond to this emerging exposure.
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"State of Play: Managing Brain Injury Risk in College Sports" Released By Gallagher
Football’s Last Taboos: Part 5 - We need a discussion about concussion
The subject of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is now one of the hottest topics in global sporting competition, and one of sport’s biggest taboos. Taboo because the ramifications of tackling this issue could potentially have a defining, transformative impact on sporting disciplines we all know and love. Quite literally human lives and billions upon billions of pounds are potentially at stake over this issue.
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Football’s Last Taboos: Part 5 - We need a discussion about concussion
Brain damage and high school football, Part 1: The Culture
In a five-part series, the Richmond Times-Dispatch is examining the potential short- and long-term effects of brain injury for high school football players, and how those effects are discussed and handled in Richmond-area high schools. Part 1 is focusing on "The Culture" — High school football players think about and respond to brain trauma in a variety of ways — some are walking away from the game, while others continue to play through brain injuries.
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Brain damage and high school football, Part 1: The Culture
Head injury, concussion awareness increases in world soccer
Head injury awareness is becoming a more prevalent topic in world soccer–especially when it comes to young academy players. The Football Association and Professional Footballers' Association in England are stepping up the research being undertaken, and the way Alzheimer's or memory loss has afflicted several members of England's 1966 World Cup winning squad has sharpened the need to investigate.
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Head injury, concussion awareness increases in world soccer
Wounded Warrior Project and Cohen Veterans Bioscience partnership aims to improve PTSD, TBI diagnosis
The Wounded Warrior Project and Cohen Veterans Bioscience recently announced the Research Alliance for PTSD/TBI Innovation and Discovery Diagnostics, a shared initiative to improve diagnosis and treatment of PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
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Wounded Warrior Project and Cohen Veterans Bioscience partnership aims to improve PTSD, TBI diagnosis
The man diagnosed with pathological laughter
Paul Pugh was in the most critical meeting of his life. He was being told what his future would be like after receiving a brain injury in a brutal assault. He laughed the whole way through the discussion but, to him, it felt like he was sobbing. He would later be diagnosed with pathological laughter.
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The man diagnosed with pathological laughter
Key molecule sheds light on common brain injuries, possible new treatment strategy
"Getting at the precise mechanisms of what happens after axon damage has been really challenging," says Anne Marion Taylor, PhD, an assistant professor in the UNC/NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering. "But we think we've finally figured out a key part of what happens and why." In a Nature Communications paper, Taylor and colleagues have revealed new molecular details of axotomy - when neurons are damaged or completely severed.
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Key molecule sheds light on common brain injuries, possible new treatment strategy
Bull rider Ty Pozzobon's' donated brain reveals CTE
Professional bull rider Ty Pozzobon’s donated brain has revealed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to researchers from the University of Washington. It is the first confirmed case of a professional bull rider with CTE,It is the first confirmed case of a professional bull rider with CTE.
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Bull rider Ty Pozzobon's' donated brain reveals CTE

1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis
A new University of Michigan study confirms what many hospital emergency rooms nationwide are seeing: Teens playing contact sports suffer from concussions.
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1 In 5 Teens Reports A Concussion Diagnosis
Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
A new biomarker (CCL11) for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been discovered that may allow the disease to be diagnosed during life for the first time.
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Researchers Identify Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE During Life
Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review
This review describes key findings and knowledge gaps regarding the prevalence, risk, and characteristics of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).
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Research Gaps and Controversies in Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: A Review
After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline
New research challenges the prevailing scientific assumption that, during recovery from head trauma, excessive neurogenesis (birth of new brain cells) is advantageous.
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After Head Injury, Brain Cell Births Bay Cause Seizures and Cognitive Decline
Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities.
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Study Reveals Effects of Non-Fatal Drowning-Induced Brain Injury in Children
CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 NFL. players — and 110 were found to have CTE, the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
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CTE Found in Nearly All Donated NFL Brains
Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life
Does playing high school football have a statistically and clinically significant adverse association with cognitive impairment and depression at 65 years of age?
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Association of Playing High School Football with Cognition and Mental Health Later in Life
Reassuring News About Football and Cognitive Decline? Not So Fast
It is increasingly recognized that moderate to severe traumatic brain injury increases the risk for dementia in older adulthood. Whether mild TBI is associated with increased risk of dementia is less clear, especially because fewer prospective studies have focused on mild TBI. This is an important gap in the field, especially because concussion is relatively common, among both the general population and certain groups such as athletes and military service members.
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Reassuring News About Football and Cognitive Decline? Not So Fast
Retina May Be Sensitive Gauge of Blast-Wave Pressure Injury
First study to compare neurological and ocular effects of blast injury may open up paths to new interventions.
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Retina May Be Sensitive Gauge of Blast-Wave Pressure Injury
Diagnostic Approach for Veterans Suffering Hearing Impairment, TBI from Mild Blast Trauma
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.
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Diagnostic Approach for Veterans Suffering Hearing Impairment, TBI from Mild Blast Trauma

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