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.
Although a great deal of research is still required, it may one day be possible to identify and treat people either with CTE, or at risk of it.
By imagining a unique scenario to answer “yes” or “no” questions, this research could potentially be used to communicate with locked-in patients.
Pecking holes in a solid wood tree trunk would give you a headache, if not serious brain damage. What special assets allow a woodpecker to do it?
Football participation among high schoolers continues to decline, as concern about brain injury increases. Could training without helmets make a difference?
When people lose their speech, they can stop working and friends can drift away. Here's what we can do to help them get the rehabilitation they need.
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.
Marijuana is known for delivering a good high. But the plant’s uses go well beyond the recreational. Marijuana contains a trove of medicinal compounds whose uses we are just now discovering.
A standard clinical MRI is not sensitive to the distributed and microscopic injuries in a concussed brain. But new discoveries are in the pipeline.
Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
Reporting of recent studies may have caused alarm that brain injuries cause dementia. It just increases your risk.
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.
Globally, one third of women suffer violence at the hands of someone they love. And for those who survive domestic abuse, traumatic head injury can be the devastating outcome.
How simple positive psychology methods combined with traditional therapy can make all the difference.
Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn’t have to be that way.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here’s what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
A recent study that showed that 110 of 111 brains of deceased NFL players had a serious brain disease raised concerns once again about concussions. But there’s a lot we still need to know.
A study of the brains of 111 NFL players after their deaths showed that 110 had degenerative brain disease. Here are some expert analyses of what can be done to stop brain injury from sports.
Some people worry that calendar, list and note apps can make your memory worse, but new evidence shows they’re helpful for people with brain injuries.
Survivors of traumatic brain injuries might have behavioural issues or have problems holding down a job for years after a blow to the head or a bad fall.