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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 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

Study shows clear benefit of PolarCap for treatment of sports-related concussions

Study shows clear benefit of PolarCap for treatment of sports-related concussions

Damage to the white matter is more predictive of cognitive impairment after brain injury

Damage to the white matter is more predictive of cognitive impairment after brain injury

New imaging technique captures real-time brain motion in stunning detail

New imaging technique captures real-time brain motion in stunning detail

Cancer researchers receive $3 million NCI grant to study cognitive dysfunction after chemotherapy

Cancer researchers receive $3 million NCI grant to study cognitive dysfunction after chemotherapy

Occupational exposure to low levels of blast linked with neurotrauma biomarker levels

Occupational exposure to low levels of blast linked with neurotrauma biomarker levels

Social cognition may exert a central role in the daily lives of MS patients

Social cognition may exert a central role in the daily lives of MS patients

Review: One-third of children develop post-concussion mental health issues

Review: One-third of children develop post-concussion mental health issues

A new roadmap for advancing TBI care

A new roadmap for advancing TBI care

Traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease share common trajectories

Traumatic brain injury and Alzheimer's disease share common trajectories

Study highlights need to integrate critical care-specific needs into disaster response planning

Study highlights need to integrate critical care-specific needs into disaster response planning

People with multiple sclerosis experience subtle language impairments, study shows

People with multiple sclerosis experience subtle language impairments, study shows

TBI patients face challenges in healthcare utilization, finds study

TBI patients face challenges in healthcare utilization, finds study

Novel ultrasensitive assay to measure cathepsin B in the blood

Novel ultrasensitive assay to measure cathepsin B in the blood

Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Researchers discover a new way to prevent brain nerve cells from deteriorating after injury

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds

Stroke risk remains significant for up to five years post-traumatic brain injury, study finds