brain injury

Few sports are as fast and furious as roller derby. The hour-long game unfolds in frenetic two-minute bursts as two teams race anti-clockwise around an oval track. Each team has a “jammer” aiming to pass four opposing “blockers”, and they score points for each opponent they lap. Blockers can obstruct the path with their torso… Read more

A new cell therapy enhanced memory and prevented seizures in mice after traumatic brain injury, researchers from the University of California, Irvine report[1]. The researchers transplanted embryonic progenitor cells capable of generating inhibitory interneurons, a specific type of nerve cell that controls the activity of brain circuits, into the brains of mice with traumatic brain… Read more

The same mechanism by which damaged peripheral nerves can regenerate after an injury could be activated in cells of the central nervous system – after a spinal cord injury, for instance, new research indicates. “An injury in the peripheral nervous system quickly triggers the activation of a fascinating repair process that allows the injured nerve… Read more

A system using artificial intelligence to quickly diagnose and classify brain hemorrhages and to provide the basis of its decisions from relatively small image datasets has been developed by a team from the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Radiology. Such a system could become an indispensable tool for hospital emergency departments evaluating patients with… Read more

As little as one single season of high school football may be sufficient to result in microscopic changes in the structure of the brain, a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill indicates. The researchers used a new type of magnetic… Read more