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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.
University of Adelaide receives $23.2 million for preterm birth research

University of Adelaide receives $23.2 million for preterm birth research

IUPUI researchers receive $1.8 million grant to develop potential treatments for hydrocephalus

IUPUI researchers receive $1.8 million grant to develop potential treatments for hydrocephalus

UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

UMSOM researchers find two-way link between TBI and intestinal changes

MUSC researchers develop ex vivo model of pressure-induced cellular injury in the brain

MUSC researchers develop ex vivo model of pressure-induced cellular injury in the brain

Study: Women may be more susceptible to concussions due to more breakable nerve fibers

Study: Women may be more susceptible to concussions due to more breakable nerve fibers

Penn neuroscientists develop first whole-brain map of electrical connectivity key to memory processing

Penn neuroscientists develop first whole-brain map of electrical connectivity key to memory processing

Study finds sensors to detect biomarkers

Study finds sensors to detect biomarkers

Sensors for identifying biomarkers could help detect myriad of diseases at early stages

Sensors for identifying biomarkers could help detect myriad of diseases at early stages

Experts endorse recommendations for restrictive blood transfusions

Experts endorse recommendations for restrictive blood transfusions

Selectively deleting stem cell factor promotes recovery after TBI in mice

Selectively deleting stem cell factor promotes recovery after TBI in mice

Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds

Heavy drinkers with history of TBI do not have worse drinking behavior, study finds

Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseases

Nanowires could be potential drug delivery tools for neurodegenerative diseases

Review shows significant racial and ethnic disparities in firearms-related eye trauma

Review shows significant racial and ethnic disparities in firearms-related eye trauma

Research examines effects and potential paths toward treatment of military-related brain disorders

Research examines effects and potential paths toward treatment of military-related brain disorders

Researcher wins $1.9 million grant to find better way to manage combat-related injuries

Researcher wins $1.9 million grant to find better way to manage combat-related injuries

Pro cyclist turns attention toward curing sepsis after career ended by devastating crash

Pro cyclist turns attention toward curing sepsis after career ended by devastating crash

Cleveland Clinic researchers win grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery

Cleveland Clinic researchers win grants to study ethical issues involving brain surgery

New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

Experts call for mandatory helmet use at all positions of youth baseball and softball

Experts call for mandatory helmet use at all positions of youth baseball and softball

KTU professor granted award by CNS for paradigm shift in neurology

KTU professor granted award by CNS for paradigm shift in neurology