Neurotrauma
A brain injury is any injury occurring in the brain of a living organism. Brain injuries can be classified along several dimensions. Primary and secondary brain injury are ways to classify the injury...
Neurotrauma - Wikipedia
Fixing Injured Spinal Cords
We can rebuild them. We have the technology.
Concussion / Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
This 3D medical animation shows and explains the mechanism for mild traumatic brain injury, which includes concussion injuries. Two types of coup-contrecoup injury are shown: low-speed coup-countreco...
Dave Mirra: A Hero's Death And CTE's Arrival
BMX pioneer Dave Mirra is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE. In an exclusive interview, his wife, Lauren Mirra, speaks about his diagnosis, his last weeks and his legacy.
The psychological impact of brain injury can be long-lasting
People who have had head injuries may experience depression and anxiety, poor impulse control, verbal or physical outbursts, lack of empathy, general apathy or a tendency toward risky behavior.
This Light, Affordable Exoskeleton Could Be A Real Alternative To The Wheelchair
Not all exoskeletons need to give you superhuman strength. The exoskeleton startup company SuitX has developed an exoskeleton known as the Phoenix robotic system that was designed specifically to help...
The Brains That are Tackling Football
The brains that come through Ann McKee’s lab don’t lie. But they are only the beginning of the story about head trauma and its role in neurodegenerative disease.
Hawaii Department Of Health Reports First Case Of Zika Virus In The U.S.
Just days after the Center for Disease Control recommended travel warnings to pregnant women headed to Latin America, the Hawaiian Department of Health has confirmed a Zika “virus infection in a baby ...
Why boredom is anything but boring
Implicated in everything from traumatic brain injury to learning ability, boredom has become extremely interesting to scientists.
Research Shows Helmetless-Tackling Drills Significantly Reduce Head Impact
The national debate around football-related head impacts, and their relationship to concussions and spinal injuries, continues to raise concern in the United States. Sparked by efforts to help make th...
Even The Elderly Can Recover From A Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
According to a study completed at the Helsinki University Hospital Department of Neurosurgery, even patients over the age of 75 may recover from severe traumatic brain injury. This is the first study ...
Stimulating Specific Brain Area Could Help Defrost Arms Frozen By Stroke
Little can be done to help the hundreds of thousands of people whose severe strokes have left them with one arm stuck close to the sides of their bodies like a broken wing. A 30-patient study by Washi...
Neuroscientific Evidence That Motivation Promotes Recovery After Spinal Cord Injury
It is known by clinical experiences that motivation enhances patients' recovery from spinal cord injury or stroke. Depressive symptoms of the patients suffering from such brain injury could be a facto...
Paralyzed Man Walks Again Using Brain-Wave System
American man, 26, completes 3.5-metre course thanks to computer system that reroutes signals from his brain to electrodes on his knees. A man who lost the use of his legs to a spinal cord injury has w...
Brain Disease CTE Found In 87 Deceased NFL Players
Researchers say they've identified a brain disease believed to be associated with repeated head injuries and concussions in a total of 87 out of 91 former NFL players who had donated their brains to s...
Sleep Loss May Cause Brain Damage and Accelerate Onset of Alzheimer’s, Two New Studies Show
Could poor sleeping habits cause brain damage and even accelerate onset of Alzheimer's disease? According to recent research, the answer is yes on both accounts. According to neuroscientist Dr. Sigrid...
Concussion
Concussion, from the Latin concutere ("to shake violently") or concussus ("action of striking together"), is the most common type of traumatic brain injury. The terms mild brain injury, mild traumatic...
Concussion - Wikipedia
Frontal lobe injury
The frontal lobe of the human brain is both relatively large in mass and less restricted in movement than the posterior portion of the brain. It is a component of the cerebral system, which supports g...
Frontal lobe injury - Wikipedia
Intracranial hemorrhage
An intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) is a hemorrhage, or bleeding, within the skull.
Intracranial bleeding occurs when a blood vessel within the skull is ruptured or leaks. It can result from physica...
Intracranial pressure
Intracranial pressure (ICP) is the pressure inside the skull and thus in the brain tissue and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The body has various mechanisms by which it keeps the ICP stable, with CSF pres...
Nerve injury
Nerve injury is injury to nervous tissue. There is no single classification system that can describe all the many variations of nerve injury. Most systems attempt to correlate the degree of injury wit...
Nerve injury - Wikipedia
Spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury (SCI) is an injury to the spinal cord resulting in a change, either temporary or permanent, in the cord's normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function. Common causes of damage are...
Neurorehabilitation
Neurorehabilitation is a complex medical process which aims to aid recovery from a nervous system injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it.
In cas...
Neuroplasticity
Neuroplasticity, also known as brain plasticity, is an umbrella term that encompasses both synaptic plasticity and non-synaptic plasticity—it refers to changes in neural pathways and synapses due to c...
Neuroplasticity - Wikipedia
Paraplegia
Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. The word comes from Ionic Greek: παραπληγίη "half-striking". It is usually caused by spinal cord injury or a congenit...
Dave Mirra: A Hero's Death And CTE's Arrival
BMX pioneer Dave Mirra is the first action sports athlete to be diagnosed with CTE. In an exclusive interview, his wife, Lauren Mirra, speaks about his diagnosis, his last weeks and his legacy.
Posttraumatic stress disorder
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may develop after a person is exposed to one or more traumatic events, such as sexual assault, warfare, serious injury, or threats of imminent death. The diagnos...
Posttraumatic stress disorder - Wikipedia
This Light, Affordable Exoskeleton Could Be A Real Alternative To The Wheelchair
Not all exoskeletons need to give you superhuman strength. The exoskeleton startup company SuitX has developed an exoskeleton known as the Phoenix robotic system that was designed specifically to help...