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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 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

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

Experts address sleep disorders following traumatic brain injury

New CU Boulder study shows how spinal injury impacts circadian rhythms

New CU Boulder study shows how spinal injury impacts circadian rhythms

Rural children with mild head injuries pay more for medical care and get less of it

Rural children with mild head injuries pay more for medical care and get less of it

Veterans who suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries are at greater risk for suicide

Veterans who suffered multiple traumatic brain injuries are at greater risk for suicide

UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

UCLA biologists uncover how head injuries can lead to serious brain disorders

Mild exposure to single blast can induce meaningful pathogenic effects, study shows

Mild exposure to single blast can induce meaningful pathogenic effects, study shows

Risk factors for dementia in veterans

Risk factors for dementia in veterans

Study examines geographic disparities in TBI mortality among U.S. veterans

Study examines geographic disparities in TBI mortality among U.S. veterans

TBIMSC completes 30 years of collaborative research to improve TBI outcomes

TBIMSC completes 30 years of collaborative research to improve TBI outcomes

UCPH researcher receives prize for research into brain's cleaning system

UCPH researcher receives prize for research into brain's cleaning system

UTA electrical engineer working to develop bioresorbable optical probe for brain implant

UTA electrical engineer working to develop bioresorbable optical probe for brain implant

US businessman offers $5 million to UTSA College to incubate Alzheimer's challenge

US businessman offers $5 million to UTSA College to incubate Alzheimer's challenge

Researchers identify genetic variation that may influence severity of CTE disease

Researchers identify genetic variation that may influence severity of CTE disease

NIH increases funding through the BRAIN Initiative

NIH increases funding through the BRAIN Initiative

New encyclopedia for adult and pediatric neuropsychological disorders

New encyclopedia for adult and pediatric neuropsychological disorders

UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure

UA professor wins NIH grant to advance research in preventing heart failure

Phase 2 STEMTRA trial using SB623 cells for treating traumatic brain injury meets primary endpoint

Phase 2 STEMTRA trial using SB623 cells for treating traumatic brain injury meets primary endpoint

Dyslexia gene linked to concussion susceptibility in athletes

Dyslexia gene linked to concussion susceptibility in athletes