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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.
New treatment approach could minimize brain damage caused by stroke

New treatment approach could minimize brain damage caused by stroke

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Inflammation in the brain increases side-effects of hypnotic drugs

Experts issue new treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injury in children

Experts issue new treatment guidelines for traumatic brain injury in children

New treatment guidelines for management of pediatric TBI issued

New treatment guidelines for management of pediatric TBI issued

National Multiple Sclerosis Society awards grant for pilot study of social interaction in individuals with MS

National Multiple Sclerosis Society awards grant for pilot study of social interaction in individuals with MS

The gene-edited twins born in China may have altered cognition and memory

The gene-edited twins born in China may have altered cognition and memory

Fibrinogen results in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, finds study

Fibrinogen results in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, finds study

CIRM announces funding for UCI researchers to develop new treatment for Huntington’s disease

CIRM announces funding for UCI researchers to develop new treatment for Huntington’s disease

Mental health problems common after concussion

Mental health problems common after concussion

Study links concussions to development of epilepsy

Study links concussions to development of epilepsy

Researchers identify how concussions may contribute to seizures

Researchers identify how concussions may contribute to seizures

Simple blood test reliably detects signs of Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

Simple blood test reliably detects signs of Alzheimer’s damage before symptoms

Specific cognitive deficits found in individuals with spinal cord injury

Specific cognitive deficits found in individuals with spinal cord injury

New NSF funded study may help physicians decrease brain injury deaths

New NSF funded study may help physicians decrease brain injury deaths

Newly launched initiative helps children learn simple ways to keep the brain healthy

Newly launched initiative helps children learn simple ways to keep the brain healthy

Alzheimer’s Disease: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Alzheimer’s Disease: Learning from the Past, Looking to the Future

Critically ill children experience muscle atrophy within one week of mechanical ventilation

Critically ill children experience muscle atrophy within one week of mechanical ventilation

UNH study offers insight into lasting impact of concussions on young adults

UNH study offers insight into lasting impact of concussions on young adults

Study uncovers novel details about vulnerability of one brain cell to Alzheimer's

Study uncovers novel details about vulnerability of one brain cell to Alzheimer's

Study identifies specific neurological changes related to traumatic brain injury

Study identifies specific neurological changes related to traumatic brain injury