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TBI cause brain’s waste system to malfunction

Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center and Oregon Health and Science University found traumatic brain injuries negatively affect the brain’s waste removal system.  

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Recent studies learns more about memory problems following TBI

Researchers from the Kessler Foundation have linked traumatic brain injuries to memory impairments, according to a press release. 

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Previously FDA-approved medication may be helpful in treating TBI

Researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital have found a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved medication used to treat the health effects of a stroke may be beneficial in helping heal the damage caused by a traumatic brain injury, according to a statement from Henry Ford.

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Important VA TBI program extended

In August, President Barack Obama signed into law the Veteran’s Access, Choice, and Accountability Act of 2014, which extended the Department of Veteran Affairs’ Traumatic Brain Injury Assisted Living (AL-TBI) program for three more years, according to the Brain Injury Association of America.

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2 studies shed light on connection between TBI and ALS

Recent research regarding Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) has uncovered good and bad news.

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NIH awards $46 million in funding to brain research projects

The National Institutes of Health announced Sept. 30 it awarded $46 million to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.

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Effects of TBI different for teenage boys and girls

A recent study by Canadian researchers found traumatic brain injuries may affect teenage boys and girls differently.

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Mild and moderate brain injuries can cause damage

Researchers from Newcastle University in the U.K. have discovered that even mild traumatic brain injuries can cause brain damage as well as thinking and memory problems.

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Unique spinal cord injury treatment

Researchers at the University of California – Irvine (UCI) have discovered a new and unique treatment to restore motor function in patients with spinal cord injuries.

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Location of brain injury does not affect concussion

Researchers from North Carolina, Ohio and Colorado have discovered the location of a brain injury does not affect the severity of the concussion or recovery time.

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