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New Technology Advances Eye Tracking As Biomarker for Brain Function and Recovery from Brain Injury

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Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new technology that can assess the location and impact of a brain injury merely by tracking the eye movements of patients as they watch music videos for less than four minutes.

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How Are CTE and Behavior Linked? The Answer Requires More in-Depth Research, Scientists Say

Media reports routinely link chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative brain disease, with behavioral symptoms in former football players. But just how CTE and behavioral changes are related is poorly understood, researchers write.

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OSU Player & Effects of Multiple Concussions. Concussion Expert Kevin Crutchfield Available for Interviews

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Penn Researchers Identify Protein Elevated in Blood That Predicts Post-Concussion Symptom Severity in Professional Athletes

New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the severity of post-concussion symptoms in professional athletes. The complete findings were released today in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

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Danger of Repeat Head Injuries: Brain’s Inability to Tap Energy Source

Two or more serious hits to the head within days of each other can interfere with the brain’s ability to use sugar – its primary energy source – to repair cells damaged by the injuries, new research suggests.

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About Half the Women in Israel Have Experienced Considerable Crisis After Giving Birth for the First Time

About half the women in Israel have experienced considerable crisis after giving birth for the first time.

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Picture Emerges of How Kids Get Head Injuries

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A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. The study appears Nov. 13 in The New England Journal of Medicine. The findings also indicate how often such incidents result in significant brain injuries, computerized tomography (CT) scans to assess head injuries, and neurosurgery to treat them.

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Months After IED Blasts, Vision May Fade

It’s well known that battlefield explosions can cause hearing loss, but veterans may be surprised to learn that vision can also suffer — sometimes long after combat exposure. A new research study investigates why this happens, and how it can be prevented.

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MicroRNAs Can Be Measured in Blood as Proxies for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Scientists at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences have discovered a panel of small biological molecules called microRNAs, which can be utilized to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a study released in PLOS ONE, "Identification of Serum MicroRNA Signatures for Diagnosis of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in a Closed Head Injury Model," Nov. 7, 2014.

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Universal Helmet Laws Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries in Young Motorcyclists, According To Trauma Surgeons

Young motorcycle riders are significantly less likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if they live in a state with universal motorcycle helmet laws instead of a state with age-restricted ones, according to new findings presented today at the 2014 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons.

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