Researchers have discovered a correlation between reaction time and white matter microstructure damage in patients with concussion, suggesting an alteration in signaling patterns as a result of mild traumatic brain injury.
Four studies presented at SfN Neuroscience have demonstrated how the microbiome interacts with the brain in mice, revealing the possible mechanisms behind gut–brain communication.
A low-cost and widely available drug, termed tranexamic acid, could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury by ‘hundreds of thousands’, according to a recent study.
Researchers have suggested that traumatic microbleeds may be a form of injury to brain blood vessels that could predict worse outcomes following a head injury.
At the 21st Spinal Research Annual Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aileen Anderson about her talk on ‘Traumatic CNS injury and the inflammatory stem cell niche’, including the obstacles involved with tissue regeneration following injury and the how this could be overcome.
A research team has discovered that metformin promotes repair in the brains of adult female mice and that the female sex hormone estradiol plays a key role in this process.
Researchers have utilized flortaucipir PET to identify tau protein tangles in the brains of individuals who have suffered just a single head injury.
Take a look behind the scenes of a study published in Brain, as we ask Dr Ryan D’Arcy about the establishment of brain vital signs for concussion-related impairments.
A recently published study has determined that GFAP and UCH-L1 may be used as blood biomarkers to detect concussion and subconcussive injuries.