A new cell type is implicated in epilepsy caused by traumatic brain injury
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 · Posted by Tufts University
A new study in mice identifies increased levels of a specific neurotransmitter as a contributing factor connecting traumatic brain injury (TBI) to post-traumatic epilepsy. The findings suggest that damage to brain cells called interneurons disrupts neurotransmitter levels and plays a role in the development of epilepsy after a traumatic brain injury.
Quality of white matter in the brain is crucial for adding and multiplying
Monday, January 27, 2014 · Posted by KU Leuven
While the correlation between arithmetic and white matter tracts linking certain brain regions is known, very little research has been done to test this correlation in normally-developing children. Nor has previous research teased out differences in neuroactivity when carrying out different arithmetic operations, e.g., adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
MU Surgeons Find New Method to Reduce Risk of Blood Clots During Brain Traumas
Friday, November 15, 2013 · Posted by University of Missouri
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have found that a new protocol that uses preventive blood-thinning medication in the treatment of patients with traumatic brain injuries reduces the risk of patients developing life-threatening blood clots without increasing the risk of bleeding inside the brain.
After brain injury, new astrocytes play unexpected role in healing
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 · Posted by Duke University Medical Center
The production of a certain kind of brain cell that had been considered an impediment to healing may actually be needed to staunch bleeding and promote repair after a stroke or head trauma, researchers at Duke Medicine report.