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Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself

By The Scientist Staff | April 20, 2018

When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.

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First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2018

The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.

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The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.

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Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State

By Shawna Williams | September 25, 2017

Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.

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A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

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Opinion: Why Most TBI Studies Fail

By Donald Stein | February 24, 2016

Thoughts on how to redesign clinical trials for traumatic brain injury

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How Blasts Affect the Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 13, 2016

Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.

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Sex Differences in TBI

By Bob Grant | October 20, 2015

Researchers are finding that male and female mice may respond to traumatic brain injuries differently.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

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image: NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

By Jef Akst | December 17, 2013

With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.

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