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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Study finds new mechanism underlying epileptic seizures

Study finds new mechanism underlying epileptic seizures

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Gist reasoning test may identify previously undiagnosed cognitive changes in TBI patients

Gist reasoning test may identify previously undiagnosed cognitive changes in TBI patients

New test could lead to early diagnosis and effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury

New test could lead to early diagnosis and effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

New study aims to better understand long-term neurologic effects of mild TBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Study highlights need for increased vigilance when using GFAP, UCH-L-1 as potential biomarkers of mTBI

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

Sickest children can successfully undergo liver transplantation with advances in critical care

College students take more time to recover from concussion, study shows

College students take more time to recover from concussion, study shows

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

Single molecule detection of proteins in single cells

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

Frequent soccer ball heading could be common cause of concussion symptoms, study suggests

Research consortium awarded $21 million NIH grant to find ways to prevent epilepsy in patients with TBI

Research consortium awarded $21 million NIH grant to find ways to prevent epilepsy in patients with TBI

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Synthetic molecule appears to reverse Alzheimer's-related neurological damage

Aerobic exercise could help wounded warriors recover from mild traumatic brain injury

Aerobic exercise could help wounded warriors recover from mild traumatic brain injury

Functional MRI technique may help predict risk of long-term post-concussive symptoms

Functional MRI technique may help predict risk of long-term post-concussive symptoms

Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Wayne State University researchers develop behavioral tool to identify tinnitus in rats

Wayne State University researchers develop behavioral tool to identify tinnitus in rats

Concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline, research finds

Concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline, research finds

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

Scientist receives $2.7 million DoD grant for research on veterans with chronic TBI

Antibiotics targeting brain’s inflammatory response may exacerbate cognitive deficits in children

Antibiotics targeting brain’s inflammatory response may exacerbate cognitive deficits in children

Cell powerhouses may be good therapeutic target for brain injury

Cell powerhouses may be good therapeutic target for brain injury