Blog Posts in January, 2014

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  • Finger Tapping Patterns Detect mTBI and Malingering

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 28-Jan-2014

    Finger tapping is a common neurological assessment in which the neurologist asks the patient to tap his finger as fast as possible. Slowed or abnormal finger tapping can be a sign of brain disturbances, including traumatic brain injury. In a recent study, computerized finger tapping was found to be a sensitive measure of motor impairment after a mild TBI. The researchers compared the slowed finger ...
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  • Stem Cells Improve Working Memory After Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 20-Jan-2014

    The loss of working memory is one of the more common complications after a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, and can frequently become disabling enough to cause a loss of independent living. Researchers have been testing the use of stem cells as a therapy for brain disorders, including the complications resulting from traumatic brain injury. However, both the most effective time of ...
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  • Building "Resilience" to Traumatic Brain Injury

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 13-Jan-2014

    The two most common strategies against traumatic brain injury are 1) prevention of injury and 2) reduction of secondary damage (i.e., inflammation and cell death after the primary injury. A third potential strategy focuses on the theoretical "preconditioning" of the brain to injury such that the brain becomes tolerant to the effect of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Researchers have previously ...
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