Concussion symptoms worse for women – research

The following article is republished with the kind permission of As equestrians prepare for International Helmet Awareness Day on August 1, new research from the US has put the spotlight on concussion in sports. Results of a study involving 148 college athletes from 11 sports was presented at this weekend’s Sports Concussion Conference, hosted by the American […]

Dynavision D2: New machine helps athletes with concussion rehabilitation

New Guidelines Rule Out Same-Day Return to Play for Athletes with Concussion

Updated Consensus Statement Includes New Concussion Recognition Tool, Reports Neurosurgery Newswise — Philadelphia, Pa. (December 5, 2013) – Any athlete with concussion symptoms should not be allowed to return to play on the same day, according to the latest consensus statement on sports-related concussion. The updated guidelines are summarized in Neurosurgery, official journal of the […]

Blood Test Accurately Diagnoses Concussion and Predicts Long Term Cognitive Disability

Penn Medicine Researchers Discover That High Levels of a Protein in Blood after Traumatic Brain Injury Correlate with Brain Tissue Damage Newswise — PHILADELPHIA – A new blood biomarker correctly predicted which concussion victims went on to have white matter tract structural damage and persistent cognitive dysfunction following a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Researchers […]

Nanoparticles Reboot Blood Flow In Brain

Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine discovery might aid emergency care of traumatic brain-injury victims HOUSTON – (Aug. 23, 2012) – A nanoparticle developed at Rice University and tested in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) may bring great benefits to the emergency treatment of brain-injury victims, even those with mild injuries. Combined polyethylene […]

Targeted Oxidation-Blocker Prevents Secondary Damage After Traumatic Brain Injury, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2012) — Treatment with an agent that blocks the oxidation of an important component of the mitochondrial membrane prevented the secondary damage of severe traumatic brain injury and preserved function that would otherwise have been impaired, according to a research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Graduate School of […]