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Thursday, February 21, 2019

First US Clinical Trial of Cannabinoid Supplements for Traumatic Brain Injury

The first clinical study (NCT03826368) in the US to assess the effectiveness of plant-derived cannabinoid supplements for recovery from traumatic brain injury will begin in Colorado. The suppleme…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Premarket Clearance Request Filed for Robotic Neurovascular Intervention

A premarket clearance request for a neurovascular intervention platform (CorPath GRX System; Corindus Vascular Robotics, Waltham, MA) has been filed with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Alread…

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Friday, February 08, 2019

Study Shows That Learning Processes May Determine Severity of PTSD Symptoms

Findings from a study published in Nature Neurosciencereveal distinct patterns for how the brain and body respond when learning about danger and safety. The findings could help explain why post-t…

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Thursday, February 07, 2019

Risk of Mood and Posttraumatic Stress Disorders Increased 3 and 6 Months After Concussion

Results from the TRACK-TBI study (NCT02119182), recently published in JAMA Psychiatry show that approximately 1 in 5 individuals who have mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), also known as co…

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Eye-Movement Tracker Approved for Diagnosing Concussion

The Food and Drug Administration has granted a de novo request for marketing authorization of an algorithm-driven eye-movement tracking system (Eyebox; Oculogica, New York, NY) for the diagnosis of co…

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Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is monitoring Parkinson’s …

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Thursday, January 03, 2019

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) is calling for action on t…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Increased Dementia Risk for Female Veterans Who Experienced Brain Injuries

In a study published in Neurology, it was found that women who served in the military and have traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depression are more likely ev…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice shows that 3 of the most comm…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Head Impact From a Single Football Season May Affect Brain Development

A 2018 study presented at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting found that young football players may experience a disruption in brain development after a single season of pl…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Potential EEG Biomarker for Presence of Cognition in Patients With Severe Brain Injury

In a paper to be published in the online issue of Current Biology, researchers present evidence of EEG response to natural speech in patients with disorders of consciousness (DOC) that correlates…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Automated Tracking of Eye Movements an Objective Biomarker of Pediatric Concussion

Researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) have evaluated use of eye-tracking measurements and visiovestibular evaluation …

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Neurostimulation of Spinal Cord Restores Assisted Ambulation

September 27, 2018 -- In a case study published in Nature Medicine(September 26, 2018), a combined approach of spinal cord stimulation and physical therapy has successfully enabled a man, ag…

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Thursday, August 09, 2018

SPECIAL REPORT New Guideline for Clinical Management of Persons in Vegetative or Minimally Conscious States

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM), and the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research released a new g…

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Thursday, August 02, 2018

Heading the Ball in Soccer May Affect Women's and Men's Brains Differently

In a new study from researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Radiology. 2018;July 31), imaging findings suggest that heading the ball in soccer may affect women's brains differently…

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