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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.
Professional rugby participation may be linked with structural changes in the brain

Professional rugby participation may be linked with structural changes in the brain

New compounds can provide a breakthrough in the treatment of neurodegenerative pathologies

New compounds can provide a breakthrough in the treatment of neurodegenerative pathologies

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

UCR scientists receive additional federal funding to boost research on brain injury

Study: TBI doesn't necessarily lead to an increased risk of marital instability

Study: TBI doesn't necessarily lead to an increased risk of marital instability

Falls are the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury in older adults, shows study

Falls are the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury in older adults, shows study

IU researchers developing noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders

IU researchers developing noninvasive brain stimulation technique to treat neurological disorders

Curtin researchers awarded almost $500,000 funding to help improve care for TBI patients

Curtin researchers awarded almost $500,000 funding to help improve care for TBI patients

Alternative model of Alzheimer's emphasizes different set of mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration

Alternative model of Alzheimer's emphasizes different set of mechanisms that lead to neurodegeneration

Novel interactions between proteins play a critical role in the brain injury recovery process

Novel interactions between proteins play a critical role in the brain injury recovery process

Researchers demonstrate an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

Researchers demonstrate an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

Study: cis P-tau is an early marker of vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Study: cis P-tau is an early marker of vascular dementia, Alzheimer's disease

Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die after traumatic brain injury

Ethnic minorities are twice as likely to die after traumatic brain injury

Study reveals potential mechanism for how traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegenerative diseases

Study reveals potential mechanism for how traumatic brain injury leads to neurodegenerative diseases

Unique observational tool developed for assessing children with concussion

Unique observational tool developed for assessing children with concussion

Inflammatory brain injury higher in men with acute COVID-19, finds study

Inflammatory brain injury higher in men with acute COVID-19, finds study

UC Riverside expert receives NIH grant to pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury

UC Riverside expert receives NIH grant to pursue research on moderate concussive brain injury

Scientists investigate sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injuries

Scientists investigate sex-targeted drug delivery for traumatic brain injuries

Yoga and breathing exercises have a positive effect on children with ADHD

Yoga and breathing exercises have a positive effect on children with ADHD

Study examines a pathway responsible for the formation of tau tangles in the brain

Study examines a pathway responsible for the formation of tau tangles in the brain

Oleoyl-LPE promotes neurite outgrowth and protects against neuronal cell death

Oleoyl-LPE promotes neurite outgrowth and protects against neuronal cell death