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Youth Offenders Have A Significantly Higher Rate Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A new study of young offenders has revealed they have a significantly higher rate of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) than that expected in society as a whole. Researchers at the University of Exeter also found TBI was associated with a greater number of convictions and, when there were three or more TBIs, greater violence in […]

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Treatment Hope For The Long Term Effects Of Brain Trauma

Brain damage continues to develop and evolve for months after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), revealing a potential target for treatments to improve brain trauma, new research led by the University of Melbourne, Australia has found. The study funded by the Victorian Neurotrauma Initiative is published in the latest issue of The Journal of Nuclear […]

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The Brain Speaks – Scientists Decode Words From Brain Signals

In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, University of Utah researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids of 16 microelectrodes implanted beneath the skull but atop the brain. The Journal of Neural Engineering’s September issue is publishing Greger’s study showing the feasibility of translating brain signals into […]

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Children With Brain Injuries Have Problems With Story-Telling

Children with brain injuries have difficulty developing story-telling skills even though other language abilities, such as vocabulary, tend to catch up with other children as they mature, research at the University of Chicago shows. The findings are reported in “Narrative Skill in children with Early Unilaterail Brain Injury: A possible limit to Functional Plasticity” the […]

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Soldiers With Brain Injuries Are At Higher Risk Of Epilepsy Decades Later

Soldiers who receive traumatic brain injuries during war may be at a higher risk of epilepsy even decades after the brain injury occurred. The new research is published in the July 20, 2010, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Post-traumatic epilepsy is the most common cause of new-onset […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Causes Loss Of Smell And Taste

The ability to taste and smell can be lost or impaired after a head injury, according to a new study by scientists from the Université de Montréal, the Lucie Bruneau Rehabilitation Centre, as well as the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Rehabilitation of Greater Montreal. Published in the journal Brain Injury, the investigation established that […]

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Excellent Free Resource: Model System’s Traumatic Brain Injury Consumer Information

The Model System Knowledge Translation Center is a great traumatic brain injury (TBI) resource not only for clinicians, but also for patients and their families. Model Systems provides these documents free of charge and can be viewed or downloaded online. The evidence-based TBI information is written in a straightforward manner that keeps “doctor speak” in […]

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