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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.
Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

Scientists identify robust set of biomarkers to help guide treatment for brain injuries

UVA now supports engineering-to-medicine faculty fellowships

UVA now supports engineering-to-medicine faculty fellowships

UArizona aims to develop a device for quick and accurate detection of pathogens, biological threats

UArizona aims to develop a device for quick and accurate detection of pathogens, biological threats

Trained service dogs are most helpful to veterans with PTSD

Trained service dogs are most helpful to veterans with PTSD

Researchers assess the damage caused by microbubbles in brain injuries

Researchers assess the damage caused by microbubbles in brain injuries

Concussions can lead to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences in children

Concussions can lead to cognitive, behavioral, and emotional consequences in children

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers receive $1.3 million grant to develop better treatments for Alzheimer's disease

Young athletes require longer recovery after concussion, study reveals

Young athletes require longer recovery after concussion, study reveals

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy can enhance the cognitive performance of healthy older adults

Long-studied protein can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Long-studied protein can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Study could help determine motor abilities that are difficult to recover after traumatic brain injury

Study could help determine motor abilities that are difficult to recover after traumatic brain injury

Researchers discover new mechanism to explain the effects of subcortical strokes

Researchers discover new mechanism to explain the effects of subcortical strokes

Oxidized charcoal nanoparticles can help treat COVID-19 patients

Oxidized charcoal nanoparticles can help treat COVID-19 patients

New educational program improves bike helmet use by urban children

New educational program improves bike helmet use by urban children

Reducing inflammation improves stroke recovery, may extend window for therapy

Reducing inflammation improves stroke recovery, may extend window for therapy

New 'sniff test' predicts recovery of consciousness in the brain

New 'sniff test' predicts recovery of consciousness in the brain

Processes underlying the damaging effects of brain injury can preserve memory function

Processes underlying the damaging effects of brain injury can preserve memory function

Researchers identify changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation

Researchers identify changes in the aging brain related to blood circulation

A 'sniff test' could signal consciousness after a brain injury

A 'sniff test' could signal consciousness after a brain injury

Toxic cell atlas can guide discovery of new drugs for neurodegeneration

Toxic cell atlas can guide discovery of new drugs for neurodegeneration