Brain Injury

Science Daily: Treating sports-related concussions using telemedicine

An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Now a study focuses on concussion specialists using telemedicine technology to determine if a player needs to be removed from play in real time. Read the full article […]

Fox News: Sport-related concussions more common in high school girls

In high school sports played by both girls and boys, girls are about 50 percent more likely to get a concussion, according to a recent U.S. study. The reasons may have to do with physical or equipment differences and how often girls and boys report concussions they experience, but the result indicates a need for […]

The Washington Post: Stroke rates seem to be rising steadily in young adults

Previous studies have looked at how stroke rates have increased in young adults, but this was a larger study that looked over a longer period of time, said Diana Greene-Chandos, a neurologist and director of neuroscience critical care at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center who was not part of the study. “It showed […]

Fox News: Safe to play? Off-site doctors use robots to diagnose football concussions

Some schools keep doctors on the sidelines to diagnose head injuries. But many schools don’t have full-time athletic trainers and the nearest doctor is sometimes far from the football-loving schools in rural America. To help that issue, researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern and the Mayo Clinic tried out a robotic doctor and had […]

News Medical: Hand-held EEG device can quickly assess brain bleeding in head injuries

In a clinical trial conducted among adults in 11 hospitals, researchers have shown that a hand-held EEG device approved in 2016 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that is commercially available can quickly and with 97 percent accuracy rule out whether a person with a head injury likely has brain bleeding and needs further […]

News Medical: New research takes closer look at the brain’s suspension system in TBIs

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be devastating and debilitating. Despite intense interest and years of study, the exact mechanisms linking force and neurological injury remain unclear. Researchers know that the membranes separating the skull from the brain play a key role in absorbing shock and preventing damage caused during a head impact, but the […]

Real Clear Science: The future of human augmentation and performance enhancement

In most of our science fiction and our projections of the future, everything has changed—we have robots, flying cars, artificial intelligence, warp speed, laser swords–but we remain pretty much the same. Humans of the future are exactly the same physically and mentally as humans today. (April 4, 2017) Read the full article here