Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually caused by external physical force that may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness, which results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning.
The Brain Injury Association is dedicated to brain injury prevention, research, and education. Its site contains helpful information about prevention, rehabilitation and treatment, and living with a brain injury. The site offers publications, FAQs, a national directory of rehabilitation services, and links for further information.
BrainLine.org is sponsored by WETA, Washington, DC’s public TV and radio station. Articles, videos, and sound clips present information on TBI to patients, family and friends, and professionals.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer reports and articles proving information on different types of brain injury and related statistics.
This easy to use service of the National Library of Medicine provides links to articles, research reports, and organizations covering various aspects of head and brain injuries. Some information is available in Spanish.
The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control offers an online brochure entitled Facts About Concussion and Brain Injury. Written in clear lay language, this publication provides information about the signs of brain injury, symptoms, tips for healing, and where to go for help.
The NINDS offers information about how a brain injury can occur, symptoms, treatment methods, prognosis and current research. Publications and links to related organizations are also provided for further information.
Its mission is to conduct state-of-the-art research on CTE, including its neuropathology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, genetics and other risk factors, biomarkers, methods of detection during life, and methods of prevention and treatment.
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Dana Foundation grantee Michael Lipton is
looking at the cumulative effect of heading impacts by monitoring changes in
brain structure and function with diffusion tensor imaging and cognitive tests.
Disorders of Consciousness: Brain Death, Coma, and the Vegetative and Minimally Conscious States
Thomas I. Cochrane, M.D., MBA Neurology, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Michael A. Williams, M.D., FAAN The S
A single gene in the fruit fly does double duty,
spurring neuron connections at larval stage and then again into mature fly.
This gene is in humans, as well, but we don’t see a similar effect. Might we
learn to reignite this gene’s regrowth properties to help injured people?
Contrary to some thinking, kids aren''t so resilient when it comes to concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. New research suggests that even when their behavior goes back to normal, the injury may "scar" the brain, much as a burn could scar the skin
The movie Men in Black ends with a sequence where Tommy Lee Jones’ character is reported in the popular press to have awakened miraculously after 20 years in a coma. Although clinicians traditionally have scoffed at such reports, such cases do make the news now and again, and raise the question of whether and how that can happen. Recent advances provide some answers, and suggest some treatments that might promote such an outcome.