PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains
PET Scans Reveal Elevated Tau in NFL Players’ Brains

A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.

A study hints that it might be possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a neurodegenerative disease associated with frequent head injuries, while patients are still living.

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Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Researchers Develop New Strategy for Detecting Consciousness
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2018
The EEG-based method could help clinicians identify patients with severe brain injuries who are actually capable of some cognitive function, despite appearing unresponsive.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than well-rested controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018
Levels of tau, amyloid-β 42, and IL-10 extracted from extracellular vesicles that started out in the brain were higher in military personal suffering head injuries compared with healthy soldiers.
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 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.
First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA
First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA
Kerry Grens | Feb 16, 2018
The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Viviane Callier | Feb 2, 2018
The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 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.
Report: NFL Tried to Influence NIH-Supported Concussion Study
Report: NFL Tried to Influence NIH-Supported Concussion Study
Bob Grant | May 24, 2016
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.
Opinion: Why Most TBI Studies Fail
Opinion: Why Most TBI Studies Fail
Donald Stein | Feb 24, 2016
Thoughts on how to redesign clinical trials for traumatic brain injury