Brain Injury

Psychology Today: Impact of traumatic stress on brain development

Traumatic stress impacts the developing brains of males and females differently, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program. (March 20, 2017) Read the full article here

News Medical: Research collaboration aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma

A research collaboration between Mississippi State University and Cardiff University in the United Kingdom aims to increase understanding of infant head trauma. Using funds from an Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council grant, researchers from both institutions will continue working to create highly-detailed 3-D and computational models of the infant brain, which will advance forensic […]

UPI: Study finds head injuries can alter genes in brain

A new study from the University of California Los Angeles has identified master genes that control hundreds of other genes linked to serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and can be damaged from a head injury. Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: PTSD risk can be predicted by hormone levels prior to deployment, study says

Up to 20 percent of U.S. veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder from trauma experienced during wartime, but new neuroscience research from The University of Texas at Austin suggests some soldiers might have a hormonal predisposition to experience such stress-related disorders. (March 7, 2017) Read the full article […]

ARS Technica: To your brain, spaceflight seems to be a lot like bed rest

A new study in Nature Microgravity provides some of the first data on the changes in brain structure during spaceflight. Led by University of Michigan researcher Rachael Seidler, the study reviewed MRI scans from 27 astronauts, 13 of whom flew space shuttle missions and 14 who had flown approximately six month increments on board the International Space Station. […]

Alzheimer’s News Today: Prolonged sleep may predict future risk of dementia, study shows

Sleeping for more than nine hours each night may predict the risk of developing dementia, and people who sleep a lot tend to have smaller brains. Those are among the findings in a new study, “Prolonged sleep duration as a marker of early neurodegeneration predicting incident dementia,” that appeared recently in the journal Neurology. Evidence from past studies have […]

Futurism: Air pollution increases your risk of dementia

Studies show that molecules of pollution known as PM2.5 are a risk factor contributing to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Further study is needed to see how the pollution enters the brain and proceeds to harm it. (February 27, 2017) Read the full article here