Former NFL players who participated in tackle football before the age of 12 may have a higher risk of altered brain development when compared to those who started at a later age.
This article discusses the use of biomarkers to characterize and categorize traumatic brain injury in individuals.
Amidst some calls to ban heading in high school soccer a national study indicates that player–player contact, not the act of heading, is the leading cause of concussion in the sport.
Natural antioxidants can be easily overwhelmed by highly elevated levels of reactive oxyden species during disease or traumatic injury. This article discusses the need to develop synthetic antioxidant treatments that renormalize elevated levels of oxidative stress following injury.
A defined threshold level of blood serum S100B could provide a new diagnostic tool for evaluating intracranial hemorrage in particular patient populations with mild head Injury.
Despite causing sleep composition changes, mild traumatic brain injuries do not appear to negatively impact memory consolidation during sleep.
An Oxford University-led study has provided preliminary evidence that a ‘good night’s sleep’ may actually increase intrusive traumatic memories.