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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 to assess how virtual reality job training program can help adults with traumatic brain injury

Study to assess how virtual reality job training program can help adults with traumatic brain injury

First patient enrolled in Phase II clinical trial of stem cell therapy for traumatic injuries

First patient enrolled in Phase II clinical trial of stem cell therapy for traumatic injuries

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Researchers receive $651,997 funding to study memory dysfunction in MS

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Study sheds new light on how brain encodes time and place into memories

Study may help explain why people lose cognitive function during traumatic brain injury

Study may help explain why people lose cognitive function during traumatic brain injury

Researchers identify new target that may lead to novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers identify new target that may lead to novel treatment for Alzheimer’s disease

A new potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease

A new potential therapy for Alzheimer's disease

Experimental drug can reverse age-related memory decline in mice

Experimental drug can reverse age-related memory decline in mice

Researchers receive three-year grant to develop treatment for traumatic brain injury

Researchers receive three-year grant to develop treatment for traumatic brain injury

First meta-analysis looks at the impact of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness on concussions

First meta-analysis looks at the impact of meditation, yoga, and mindfulness on concussions

Researchers develop a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain

Researchers develop a new sensor to measure weak magnetic signals in the brain

Targeting excessive calcium may provide a new way to improve outcomes in stroke patients

Targeting excessive calcium may provide a new way to improve outcomes in stroke patients

Researchers link balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury with diminished sensory acuity

Researchers link balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury with diminished sensory acuity

Study: Retired professional athletes may not suffer more severe cognitive impairment than others

Study: Retired professional athletes may not suffer more severe cognitive impairment than others

Study focuses on efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation across a range of neurological conditions

Study focuses on efficacy of cognitive rehabilitation across a range of neurological conditions

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Study uses non-invasive technique to help veterans with depression, concussion

Swelling may be important for protecting the brain after injury, study reveals

Swelling may be important for protecting the brain after injury, study reveals

Global MRI data could provide important new understanding about brain injuries

Global MRI data could provide important new understanding about brain injuries

Amino acid produced by the brain could prevent temporal lobe epileptic seizure

Amino acid produced by the brain could prevent temporal lobe epileptic seizure

Scientists develop new method for detecting TBI at the point of care

Scientists develop new method for detecting TBI at the point of care