traumatic brain injury

Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, new research from the University of Arizona suggests. “Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep. This is likely true for everybody… Read more

A collaborative project between three Finnish university hospitals has developed the first artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithm designed for use in intensive care units for treating patients with severe traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant global cause of mortality and morbidity with an increasing incidence, especially in low-and-middle income countries. The most… Read more

Here’s a shocking statistic: 50 to 80 percent of people in the criminal justice system in the US have had a traumatic brain injury. In the general public, that number is less than five percent. Neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens shares her research into the connection between brain trauma and the behaviors that keep people in the… Read more

With the use of MRI scans, it is possible to distinguish between memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, according to a UCLA-led study. The finding[1] is important because it could help prevent a misdiagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, which can be devastating for patients and their families. A previous study found that… Read more

The atomic structures of the abnormal tau filaments associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a head injury-associated neurodegenerative disease, are investigated in new research from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB). The work found that the filaments differ in structure from those seen in Alzheimer’s disease. The findings could lead to improved diagnosis of… Read more