Brain Injury

First Stem Cell transplant to Treat Brain Injury!

This is very exciting news for those suffering from traumatic brain injuries.  A new procedure performed for the first time at an Indian hospital involved the implantation of stem cells into the injured brain of a teenage girl.   Apparently the girl improved “from a condition of altered sensorium, severe cognitive dysfunction and no movement of …

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Head Injuries and their Severe Consequences on War Veterans

I just read another story that reminds me of how many returning war veterans are suffering with head injuries and their consequences.  Many vets cannot find the support they need to reintegrate into their environment, unemployment rates are skyrocketing, and many are homeless.  Traumatic Brain Injuries are devastating, and nowhere is this more apparent than …

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Brain Injury Victims at 400 Percent Increased Risk of Developing Alzheimer's Disease

A new study at George Washington University has identified ways in which Alzheimer’s Disease and Traumatic Brain Injury are linked.  Apparently each causes similar destruction of cellular pathways.  This finding can possibly aid in the development of treatments for both conditions.  To see the full article, please click on the following link:  http://www.hindu.com/thehindu/holnus/099200907131131.htm

New Study Identifies Brain’s Immune System as Origin for Seizures

Chronic seizures caused by traumatic head injuries may result from chemicals released by the brain’s immune system attempting to repair the injured site, according to a study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder.  Studies like this are exciting because they give hope to further treatments for underlying conditions caused by traumatic brain injuries.  …

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New Study Shows Promise for Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study in Texas found that rapidly administering a single dose of estrogen, a strong anti-oxidant and an anti-inflammatory drug, following a stroke increases brain cell survival by up to 65 percent. Estrogens delivered intravenously post injury may have similar effects on people with traumatic brain injury.  Given the long term consequences of serious …

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