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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 quantifies the prognostic accuracy of two protein biomarkers

Study quantifies the prognostic accuracy of two protein biomarkers

Blood-based biomarkers can accurately predict a patient's risk of death or disability after TBI

Blood-based biomarkers can accurately predict a patient's risk of death or disability after TBI

Study reveals a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain

Study reveals a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain

Researchers describe negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the treatment of TBIs

Researchers describe negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the treatment of TBIs

Research reveals molecular clues associated with traumatic brain injury

Research reveals molecular clues associated with traumatic brain injury

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

Exploring the connection between Parkinson's disease and gut microbiota to uncover potential therapeutic targets

Study investigates consumer product-related traumatic brain injuries among school-aged children

Study investigates consumer product-related traumatic brain injuries among school-aged children

Lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function

Lifestyle factors may be more important than age in determining a person's cognitive function

Study examines the use of eye movements as a biomarker for dual-diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord and brain injury

Study examines the use of eye movements as a biomarker for dual-diagnosis of traumatic spinal cord and brain injury

Gestures can help to get the message across for people with language disorders

Gestures can help to get the message across for people with language disorders

Researchers develop new method based on magneto-active polymers to study cellular behavior

Researchers develop new method based on magneto-active polymers to study cellular behavior

Innovative treatment reduces post-traumatic headache related disability, study finds

Innovative treatment reduces post-traumatic headache related disability, study finds

Traumatic brain injury changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain

Traumatic brain injury changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain

Neuropsychiatric symptoms among patients with long COVID

Neuropsychiatric symptoms among patients with long COVID

Study links brain temperature with survival after traumatic brain injury

Study links brain temperature with survival after traumatic brain injury

Post-COVID smell and taste dysfunction associated with better recovery in long-COVID

Post-COVID smell and taste dysfunction associated with better recovery in long-COVID

Kessler scientists receive two grants from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research

Kessler scientists receive two grants from the New Jersey Commission on Brain Injury Research

Signal detection theory may serve as a novel tool to understand cognitive fatigue in MS patients

Signal detection theory may serve as a novel tool to understand cognitive fatigue in MS patients

New therapeutic approach harnesses the body's immune system to protect against brain damage

New therapeutic approach harnesses the body's immune system to protect against brain damage

Researchers receive $8 million grant to prevent traumatic brain injury in military personnel

Researchers receive $8 million grant to prevent traumatic brain injury in military personnel