PET Scans Now Identify Brain Disease In Living NFL Players

PET Scans Now Identify Brain Disease In Living NFL Players A group of researchers from UCLA are using PET scans to recognize chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living NFL players. The scans show the presence of tau proteins linked to CTE. Before this, identification of the presence of this protein, which is also linked to […]

Period Of Increased Vulnerability For Repeat Traumatic Brain Injury

Repeat traumatic brain injury affects a subgroup of the 3.5 million people who suffer head trauma each year. Even a mild repeat TBI that occurs when the brain is still recovering from an initial injury can result in poorer outcomes, especially in children and young adults. John T. Povlishock, PhD, Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Neurotrauma […]

Difusion Tension Imaging More Likely to Reveal Brain Damage than Other Forms of Imaging

The researchers who were led by Dr. Michael Lipton stated: “DTI has been studied extensively as a tool for identification of brain abnormalities related to TBI and understand the relationship of these brain abnormalities to other clinical features of the disorder. During the past decade, the number of such studies has risen exponentially and continues […]

Neuro-optometric rehabilitation after brain injury

A new study from the Center for Brain, Biology, and Behavior at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln explains how using prisms to correct visual deficits caused by traumatic brain injury improves not only vision but also the functioning of other parts of the brain. The article from the journal Eye and Brain, 18 January […]

Brain injury is a disease, not an event

In his recent white paper (Conceptualizing Brain Injury as a Chronic Disease), Brent Masel, M.D., medical director of BIAA, makes the case that brain injury is a disease, not an event. In support of that proposition, Dr. Masel presented stunning statistics showing, among many other things, that persons with traumatic brain injury have higher morbidity […]