Neuroscience

Finding lost emotions after brain injury

This week, a study published by scientists at the University of Rochester indicates that a new blood test may make it easier to more quickly diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI).  This is great news, given that TBI factors ...

Cardiology

Testing apps to help stroke and brain injury patients

Stroke and brain injury patients are being guided on the best choice of digital help thanks to students in the School of Health Professions at the University of Plymouth, in collaboration with a national network of healthcare ...

Neuroscience

New wake-promoting node pinpointed in brain

Scientists have identified an additional group of cells in the brain responsible for keeping us awake: the supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal hypothalamus.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

How much does dementia risk increase after traumatic brain injury?

Having a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) in middle-age is associated with an increased risk for future dementia, according to a retrospective of study of more than 40,000 TBI patients published in PLOS Medicine ...

Pediatrics

Saliva test predicts prolonged concussion symptoms in children

Although most of the 3 million concussions diagnosed in the U.S. each year occur in children, the bulk of clinical guidelines are based on adults. Because of this, pediatricians are limited in how accurately they can advise ...

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