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  • Rhythmic Exercises with Auditory Clues (REAC) in the rehabilitation of TBI

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Oct-2010

    Rhythmic movement of arms and legs during exercise has been thought to improve brain plasticity and recovery after injury. REAC is a program in which this type of rhythmic movement is done with a metronome, used for an auditory cue. Patients who use it complete exercises that-for instance-alternate hands and feet, use bilateral movement in a single motion, walk rhythmically, or use cross-midline ...
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  • Athletes with no clinical sign of concussion still show functional and cognitive impairment

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 12-Oct-2010

    Even though there has been considerable attention put on sports-related brain injury recently, undiagnosed brain injuries are still putting athletes back on the field too soon. In one recent study comparing football players without a diagnosed concussion to football players with a diagnosed concussion, researchers found some who had no clinical signs of injury, but showed signs of impairment both ...
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  • MicroRNA and Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 8-Oct-2010

    RNA is similar to DNA, but its job is to synthesize proteins. The last decade or so has led to the discovery of the microRNA, which is small and does not synthesize protein. Researchers have since clamored to discover what exactly microRNA does do, and it has been recently found that microRNA play a critical role in the brain. In a recent research review, it was shown that microRNA respond to ...
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  • A New Approach To Assessing and Treating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2010

    Traditional assessment of mild traumatic brain injury (CT scan and neuropsychological assessment) can often fail to accurately assess the injury. Past research has shown that deficits can be more accurately detected by using functional imaging, as well as electrical, magnetic, and metabolic tests. Unfortunately, these assessments do not currently have general guidelines or parameters for brain ...
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  • The effects of TBI on adult siblings

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2010

    "We are the forgotten victims. No one thinks it affects you if it's just your brother." Families of TBI patients can be dramatically impacted for many years after the injury. Parents and children of the patient are often provided with extra support, but siblings are often left out completely. And yet the sibling of a TBI patient may suffer greatly-feelings of loss, anger, guilt, role confusion, or ...
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  • Transcranial Direct current stimulation reduces pain from spinal cord injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 6-Oct-2010

    Transcranial direct current stimulation(tDCS) is a non-invasive treatment that reduces neural activity. Recently, a clinical research study using a randomized, double-blind trial of tDCS on spinal cord patients found that it significantly reduced neuropathic pain for up to 12 weeks after treatment. Although tDCS significantly reduced pain on its own, when combined with visual illusion-another ...
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