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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.
Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

Pioneering research uncovers a potential drug to treat heart attacks

Researchers to explore if humans can exploit genetics of a mouse that regrows axons after injury

Researchers to explore if humans can exploit genetics of a mouse that regrows axons after injury

VCU awarded federal grant to lead study of traumatic brain injuries in military personnel

VCU awarded federal grant to lead study of traumatic brain injuries in military personnel

Study finds evidence of blood-brain barrier damage even without reported concussion

Study finds evidence of blood-brain barrier damage even without reported concussion

Researchers aim to explore effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

Researchers aim to explore effects of age, gender on brain injury mechanics

Scientists link neuropsychological tests with real-life activity in MS patients

Scientists link neuropsychological tests with real-life activity in MS patients

New study alters guidelines for management of sepsis

New study alters guidelines for management of sepsis

Memory-protective drug for Alzheimer’s on the horizon

Memory-protective drug for Alzheimer’s on the horizon

Simple urine analysis can be used to quickly identify brain trauma and expedite treatment

Simple urine analysis can be used to quickly identify brain trauma and expedite treatment

Facial emotion recognition deficits may contribute to social isolation in individuals with TBI

Facial emotion recognition deficits may contribute to social isolation in individuals with TBI

White matter influences how people respond to non-invasive electrical brain stimulation

White matter influences how people respond to non-invasive electrical brain stimulation

Study investigates link between social cognition and fatigue, mood in multiple sclerosis

Study investigates link between social cognition and fatigue, mood in multiple sclerosis

Potential drug could revolutionize the treatment of neurological conditions

Potential drug could revolutionize the treatment of neurological conditions

New blood test may flag concussion in CT-negative patients

New blood test may flag concussion in CT-negative patients

Traumatic brain injuries could be healed using peptide hydrogels

Traumatic brain injuries could be healed using peptide hydrogels

Research reveals link between concussions and erectile dysfunction in former NFL players

Research reveals link between concussions and erectile dysfunction in former NFL players

Astrocytes help the brain to establish long-lasting memories

Astrocytes help the brain to establish long-lasting memories

Finding innovative treatments to help patients with traumatic brain injury

Finding innovative treatments to help patients with traumatic brain injury

Children who play recreational sports more likely to suffer serious head injuries

Children who play recreational sports more likely to suffer serious head injuries

Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve

Guideline recommendations for management of patients with severe TBI continue to evolve