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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.
UC Berkeley researchers to develop new ultra-high-resolution MRI brain scanner

UC Berkeley researchers to develop new ultra-high-resolution MRI brain scanner

Scientists awarded $1.3 million grant to study relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia

Scientists awarded $1.3 million grant to study relationship between traumatic brain injury and dementia

Researchers examine how concussions affect women differently than men

Researchers examine how concussions affect women differently than men

Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

Researchers discover new class of molecules that may protect brain from injury or diseases

New nonpharmacological approach leads to reduction of cognitive fatigue in MS patients

New nonpharmacological approach leads to reduction of cognitive fatigue in MS patients

WPI professor developing new tools to better detect concussions in real time

WPI professor developing new tools to better detect concussions in real time

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI

Modified blood thinner may be first promising method to prevent repercussions after TBI

UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

UCI-led consortium receives $8 million from NSF to develop brain-computer interface

If you’re blindsided by health plan changes, learn the root causes — and your rights

If you’re blindsided by health plan changes, learn the root causes — and your rights

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

New drug treatment linked to higher bladder compliance after spinal cord injury

PupilScreen could detect concussion, brain injuries on the spot using smartphone camera

PupilScreen could detect concussion, brain injuries on the spot using smartphone camera

Kessler scientists link cognitive fatigue in individuals with TBI to caudate activation

Kessler scientists link cognitive fatigue in individuals with TBI to caudate activation

Rugby players take part in major study to develop ground-breaking test for concussion diagnosis

Rugby players take part in major study to develop ground-breaking test for concussion diagnosis

Magnetic stimulation of the prefrontal cortex improved test subjects’ evaluation of own performance

Magnetic stimulation of the prefrontal cortex improved test subjects’ evaluation of own performance

Common obesity and diabetes drug could be used as novel way to lower brain pressure

Common obesity and diabetes drug could be used as novel way to lower brain pressure

Study provides insight for clinicians considering MRI in children with persistent concussive symptoms

Study provides insight for clinicians considering MRI in children with persistent concussive symptoms

ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

ICP monitoring does not improve favorable outcome rate in patients with severe TBI, study shows

Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life

Traumatic brain injuries in kids could be risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Researchers rejuvenate plasticity of the mouse brain by manipulating one gene

Researchers reveal promising results of new noninvasive method of ICP monitoring

Researchers reveal promising results of new noninvasive method of ICP monitoring