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FDA clears military-tested PTSD, brain injury assessment app

Last week the FDA granted 510(k) clearance to a mobile-based cognitive test called DANA (Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment), which helps healthcare providers better assess the medical or psychological state of their patients. 345 more words

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Virginia football player's death marks eighth of 2014 season

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A typical Friday night football game in Virginia turned tragic quickly when Park View High junior lineman Jamond Salley was injured during a game against Brunswick County High, came to the sidelines and collapsed unconscious. 327 more words

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How to prevent brain damage after trauma

New York: A treatment to prevent the body’s immune system from killing brain cells can reduce the brain damage caused by head injuries, a study co-authored by an Indian origin researcher has found.An immune-based treatment reduced the size of brain lesions, the experiments on mice showed.The treatment called CAP (competitive antagonist peptide) was successful because it stops the immune system from attacking the brain, the researchers said.If the findings apply to humans, this would help prevent brain damage after accidents, they added.The researchers were testing the theory that blows to the head cause brain damage, in part, because of the breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, allowing the immune cells in the blood to come into contact with brain cells and destroy them.So they hypothesised that mice, missing a vital immune component, would have less brain damage from trauma, and that a treatment which blocks a component of the immune system would prevent damage.The component they were working on was CD74, which plays a crucial part in the immune system’s response to disease causing agents. 93 more words

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A year and a half after brain injury local woman graduates college

TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) – In April of 2013 Jessica Hunt had to learn to walk all over again. On Saturday she walked in Harrison College’s fall commencement to receive her associate of applied science in medical assistance degree, and a certificate for medical office assistance.“I didn’t sleep the night before graduation because I was so anxious,” Hunt said. 248 more words

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Man accused of assault causing brain injury now facing drug charges

HELENA — Coy Michael Cooper, 24, has now been charged with possessing more than a pound of marijuana, in addition to aggravated assault charges, for allegedly seriously injuring a female victim.Cooper was arrested last week for aggravated assault after sending the woman to the hospital with a brain injury, according to an affidavit filed in Lewis & Clark County Justice Court.A search of his home on Elkhorn Road on October 10 uncovered nearly 20 ounces of marijuana along with an electronic scale and a glass pipe, according to another affidavit filed Friday.In the assault case, authorities say the two got into an argument last week as the victim was preparing to move out of their shared residence. 70 more words

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New Algorithms Search for Signs of Consciousness in Brain Injury Patients

After a severe brain injury, some people remain in a vegetative or minimally conscious state, unable to speak or move intentionally, and seemingly unaware of the world around them. 354 more words

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Who Am I To Stop It...

I received a letter today and wanted to share it with my friends.  We are in a position to help with this effort and I truly believe whatever we can do to assist in awareness of brain injuries and the cost they have on your life is important and worthy.   362 more words