Blog Posts in August, 2013

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  • Save the Date!

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 30-Aug-2013

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be hosting a free webinar on Friday, September 13, 2013 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST. The webinar is titled “Addressing Youth Sports-related Concussion: Using CDC Resources and State/Local Approaches” and will highlight CDC’s Heads Up Campaign. Please stay tuned for a list of speakers and information on how to sign up for ...
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  • Updating Memory After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Orthopedic Injuries

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 29-Aug-2013

    Researchers conducted a study they hope provides insight into the frequency and severity of impairment of brain function after a person suffers mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Over a period of three months, the researchers subjected mTBI victims and two control groups to MRI and CT scans and verbal recall tasks that tested and scored metrics related to memory. No improvement in memory was ...
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  • Naturally-Occurring Neuroprotectants Discovered

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 27-Aug-2013

    An Oxford University research group has discovered a built-in neuroprotectant that allows the brain to protect itself from the effects of stroke. Until their find, researchers searched for and failed to produce drugs that would prevent the blood clots and subsequent death of brain cells associated with stroke. The research group based their study on observations of brain activity made in 1926; ...
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  • Stem Cell Transplant Restores Memory, Learning in Mice

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Aug-2013

    A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has proved that human embryonic stem cells can heal neurological damage when implanted into the brains of mice. After implantation, these stem cells become two common types of neurons associated with memory, emotions, and learning. The researchers used mice that accept trans-species transplants and whose brains suffered damage to the medial spectrum, ...
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  • After Brain Injury, New Astrocytes Play Unexpected Role in Healing

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 16-Aug-2013

    A study by researchers at Duke University reports that astrocytes, a type of brain cell previously associated with tissue inflammation and brain tumors resulting from head injury, may also promote scarring and brain tissue recovery in mice. The researchers hope to replace neurons damaged by stroke or traumatic brain injury with immature neurons produced by neural stem cells; unlike mature neurons, ...
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  • Mild Blast Injury Causes Molecular Changes in Brain Akin to Alzheimers

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 14-Aug-2013

    Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine used rats to study how the brain can change due to mild blast exposure. In humans such exposure can lead to mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), whose effects cannot be observed by MRI or other imagers. The researchers observed that the brain tissue of rats subjected to mild blast exposure experienced shifts in gene activity patterns. ...
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  • Residual Effects of Combat-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Aug-2013

    A recent study compared neurocognitive deficits and the residual symptoms of both mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder to shed light on the correlation between these ailments and the onsite of combat-related mTBI. The study involved a medical records review of U.S. Army Special Operations personnel, many of whom have suffered from one of multiple forms of ...
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  • Pre-injury Resilience and Mood as Predictors of Early Outcome Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 12-Aug-2013

    There are numerous possible effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Researchers have examined the relationship between certain demographic characteristics like gender, age, and psychiatric history and post-injury symptoms. They have not explored the relationship between pre-injury resilience and mood and post-injury characteristics. Some researchers think that euthymic mood and high resilience ...
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  • Tips for Caring For and Supporting Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 9-Aug-2013

    According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC, approximately 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year. In addition, more than 5 million Americans are suffering from injuries so severe that they are currently living with either long-term or permanent disabilities that relate to head trauma. While awareness with ...
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  • Check Your HBO Guide, Larry Miller Guest on Real Time With Bill Maher

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 5-Aug-2013

    Actor, Comedian & Author, Larry Miller, will be a guest on the “Real Time With Bill Maher” show tonight on HBO. (Please check your HBO guide for times as the show will be repeated several times throughout the week). Larry is expected to talk about his recovery from a serious brain injury and touch on the issues pertaining to our bill, SB 320. Larry is known for his appearances on ...
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  • Case Identification of Work-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Using the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 2-Aug-2013

    A joint study by health specialists from the University of Washington, National University in San Diego, and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore investigated the reliability of the Occupational Injury and Illness Classification System (OIICS) in identifying work-related traumatic brain injury (TBI). The researchers cross-referenced trauma registry reports and worker's ...
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  • The 4 Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries In the United States

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 1-Aug-2013

    It seems that until relatively recently, traumatic brain injuries were not well known by Americans in general. People understood that head trauma was a serious injury and that it involved enormous challenges to overcome, but the prevalence of traumatic brain injuries has only recently become known as we have learned more about this injury and as more people have recognized the signs of this type ...
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