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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.
Brain stimulation improves visual perceptual learning

Brain stimulation improves visual perceptual learning

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

UTA researcher awarded grant to purchase equipment that determines severity of brain injuries

UTA researcher awarded grant to purchase equipment that determines severity of brain injuries

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

People with bipolar disorder more likely to later develop Parkinson's disease

Researchers identify metabolic signatures to help diagnose, treat and prevent cervical cancer

Researchers identify metabolic signatures to help diagnose, treat and prevent cervical cancer

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Implementation of new pathway for spatial neglect care

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

UA-led public health initiative increases survival rates of severe TBI victims

UA-led public health initiative increases survival rates of severe TBI victims

With head injuries mounting, will cities put their feet down on e-scooters?

With head injuries mounting, will cities put their feet down on e-scooters?

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Mindfulness therapy may be an effective way to mitigate stress in caregivers of veterans

Mindfulness therapy may be an effective way to mitigate stress in caregivers of veterans

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

UA College partners with Space Tango to develop an easy way to test astronauts' health in space

Role of dentists in identifying domestic violence victims

Role of dentists in identifying domestic violence victims

New tool provides a standard way to measure effects of caring for survivors of TBI

New tool provides a standard way to measure effects of caring for survivors of TBI

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

Keto diet - for the military, aging and epilepsy

New report examines VA's process for determining TBI in veterans seeking disability compensation

New report examines VA's process for determining TBI in veterans seeking disability compensation

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

Researchers use experimental PET to detect abnormal tau in brains of living former NFL players

FDA warns against using uncleared medical devices to assess or diagnose concussion

FDA warns against using uncleared medical devices to assess or diagnose concussion

Animal-assisted therapy has a positive effect on social behavior of patients with brain injuries

Animal-assisted therapy has a positive effect on social behavior of patients with brain injuries

MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics

MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics