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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 glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

'Brain glue' may aid in functional neural repair after severe TBI

New mini-microscope enables imaging of complex brain functions in freely moving mice

New mini-microscope enables imaging of complex brain functions in freely moving mice

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Study finds dramatic increases in rates of insomnia, sleep apnea among US military members

Research sheds light on a new neuroprotective mechanism to control damage following brain injury

Research sheds light on a new neuroprotective mechanism to control damage following brain injury

High levels of progesterone can reduce stress after concussion, speed recovery in females

High levels of progesterone can reduce stress after concussion, speed recovery in females

Clinical trial begins to evaluate SENSE device’s ability to monitor intracranial hemorrhage

Clinical trial begins to evaluate SENSE device’s ability to monitor intracranial hemorrhage

Sound sleep plays a crucial role in healing traumatic brain injuries

Sound sleep plays a crucial role in healing traumatic brain injuries

Music-based interventions can improve stroke, Parkinson's disease

Music-based interventions can improve stroke, Parkinson's disease

New research project aims to treat patients with secondary brain damage

New research project aims to treat patients with secondary brain damage

Inhibition of complement disrupts neurodegeneration, improves cognitive function in TBI patients

Inhibition of complement disrupts neurodegeneration, improves cognitive function in TBI patients

Researchers measure self-paced physical and cognitive activity to manage concussion

Researchers measure self-paced physical and cognitive activity to manage concussion

Researchers identify drug target to fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify drug target to fight Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease

Researcher receives grant to study link between trauma and cellular, tissue damage in the brain

Researcher receives grant to study link between trauma and cellular, tissue damage in the brain

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Preventing seizures after head injury could slow or prevent the onset of dementia

Study finds certain plasma microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

Study finds certain plasma microRNAs as diagnostic biomarkers for mild traumatic brain injury

New study to examine the effects of MS disease-modifying therapy on cognitive fatigue

New study to examine the effects of MS disease-modifying therapy on cognitive fatigue

New initiative may improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to lifesaving care

New initiative may improve patient outcomes by expanding EMS access to lifesaving care

MCRI specialists create Australia's and New Zealand's first set of child head injury guidelines

MCRI specialists create Australia's and New Zealand's first set of child head injury guidelines

Promising nanobodies against COVID-19 produced by llamas

Promising nanobodies against COVID-19 produced by llamas