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Gene therapy gives hope for spinal cord injury treatment

Researchers say a specific gene therapy could potentially treat humans with spinal cord injuries.

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iPad software aims to quickly diagnose concussions

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded VisionQuest Biomedical LLC – a medical imaging tools company – a grant of $150,000 to develop new iPad software that could help quickly diagnose traumatic brain injuries.

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TBI at young age impacts social functions

Children who experience a traumatic brain injury may suffer from poor social skills and be unable to interact with others, a new study by researchers at Brigham Young University stated.

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Researchers say falls are a leading cause of spinal injury

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists motor vehicle accidents as the leading cause of spinal injuries.

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Head injury increases risk of stroke for some

A traumatic brain or neck injury could nearly triple a young adult’s riskĀ of experiencing a stroke, according to a new study.

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White matter pathway research shines light on brain injury

Researchers at the University of South Carolina have identified a part of the brain called the white matter “scaffold” responsible for a critical communication network that supports brain function.

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Small changes detected in young athletes’ brains

Using advanced magnetic resonance imagining (MRI) techniques, researchers in Ontario found microscopic changes in the brains of young athletes after they had experienced a concussion.

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NHL pays millions each year to injured players for head injuries

Many National Hockey League players suffer injuries that require time out from the season to heal.

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Brain implant may improve mobility in TBI patients

A small computer chip implanted in brain-damaged rats has shown to improve the animals’ physical and intellectual abilities.

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New Army brain injury research center opens

A new brain injury research center has opened at Fort Bragg – a large U.S. Army base in North Carolina’s Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett and Moore counties.

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