New technology could deliver drugs to brain injuries

A new study describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain. “We have found a peptide sequence of four amino acids, cysteine,...

Recovery from brain injury, better sleep go hand in hand

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), people also experience major sleep problems, including changes in their sleep-wake cycle. A new study shows that recovering from these two conditions occurs in parallel. The study is published in the December 21, 2016, online...

Curbing the life-long effects of traumatic brain injury

A fall down the stairs, a car crash, a sports injury or an explosive blast can all cause traumatic brain injury (TBI). Patients often recover. But in the days or weeks following the hit, they can develop other serious, chronic conditions, such as depression and...

How the injured brain tells the body it’s hurt

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic infection, stroke or trauma in humans. Investigators...

Portable EEG for diagnosis of traumatic brain injury

Portable EEG for diagnosis of traumatic brain injury Brain injury is common in contact sports and recreational activities, but a standard imaging technique to diagnose concussion has still not been established. A proof of concept explores using quantitative EEG to...