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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.
Advances in stem cell research

Advances in stem cell research

Better diagnosis and treatment of concussions in children

Better diagnosis and treatment of concussions in children

Funding injection for spinal injury research

Funding injection for spinal injury research

Traumatic brain injury patients can relearn emotions

Traumatic brain injury patients can relearn emotions

Researchers study Iraq veterans' traumatic brain injuries

Researchers study Iraq veterans' traumatic brain injuries

Physical therapists test mechanical arm to help patients recover from stroke, traumatic brain injury

Physical therapists test mechanical arm to help patients recover from stroke, traumatic brain injury

Mild brain stimulation may enhance motor skills in traumatic brain injury, stroke

Mild brain stimulation may enhance motor skills in traumatic brain injury, stroke

Cognitive rehabilitation helps people with acquired brain injury

Cognitive rehabilitation helps people with acquired brain injury

Expert says gross over-reaction to peanuts to blame for 'nut hysteria'

Expert says gross over-reaction to peanuts to blame for 'nut hysteria'

Study to identify best rehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injuries

Study to identify best rehabilitation therapies for patients with traumatic brain injuries

Patients with severe traumatic brain injuries can relearn social communication skills

Patients with severe traumatic brain injuries can relearn social communication skills

Scientists gain new insights into regulation of calpains

Scientists gain new insights into regulation of calpains

Maas Biolab scientists validate cyclosporin human neuroprotection

Maas Biolab scientists validate cyclosporin human neuroprotection

Predicting the future for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Predicting the future for patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions

Simple brain mechanisms explain arbitrary human visual decisions

Domestic violence - a growing problem for veterans

Domestic violence - a growing problem for veterans

Alternative brain scanning technology may aid diagnosis

Alternative brain scanning technology may aid diagnosis

Computer that reacts to thought a lifeline for brain injured

Computer that reacts to thought a lifeline for brain injured

Pulsed ultrasound used to remote control brain circuits

Pulsed ultrasound used to remote control brain circuits

VA to increase benefits for veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries

VA to increase benefits for veterans with mild traumatic brain injuries