Some animals use microRNA to protect the brain from various stressors. Understanding how they do this and applying it to humans has potential for revolutionary treatments.
Across Canada and the United States, more than two million people are living with aphasia and its language and communication challenges.
The molecule C1q has both protective and detrimental effects after traumatic brain injury. Blocking it after injury in mice restored normal brain rhythms during sleep and prevented epileptic spikes.
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Brain injuries and the long-term health effects in professional sport have become significant issues in the past decade.
Every year, about 10 per cent of youth athletes experience a concussion. Research shows there are steps we can take to help prevent these injuries, but we can’t be afraid to make changes.
By imagining a unique scenario to answer “yes” or “no” questions, this research could potentially be used to communicate with locked-in patients.
New research reveals that routine sparring can have immediate effects on the brain, putting athletes at greater risk of injury when brain-muscle communication is impaired.
Sports medicine clinicians see benefit in using eye-tracking for concussion diagnostics, but only few of them actually work with it.
Consciousness has long been debated, particularly in the decades since devices have been used to keep people alive after brain injury. A new study suggests that some people can “wake up” after injury.
About one in ten children who have suffered concussion are thought to have long-term problems.
Millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and many lose the ability to emotionally connect with others. A new study suggests there’s a way to help them regain their ability to connect.
The absence of Indigenous Australians in rehabilitation services has created the belief they don’t want therapy. The reality is they want services which better meet their cultural needs.
A recent study on the brains of pigs suggested that some activity could be restored even after the porkers had been dead for four hours. A neuroscientist who specializes in brain death explains.
Football plays an important role in American culture. Experts point out some ethical questions you might consider asking this season.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
All parents should understand the symptoms of concussion, whether their child plays sports or not.
Brain injuries damage regions of the brain and this damage can extend post-injury. But other brain regions can pick up the slack, and there are things we can do to help.
By focusing on one nerve, researchers have found a way to vastly improve chronic patients’ health and wellbeing.
The after effects of brain injury can turn lives upside down.