Scientists find molecular clues behind acute and chronic phases of traumatic brain injury

New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues associated with one of the leading causes of death and disability, a condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI). New research led by scientists at Arizona State University has revealed some of the first detailed molecular clues … Read more

Consumer product-related traumatic brain injury in children has increased significantly since 2000 – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Ann Arbor, July 14, 2022 – A major public health concern, traumatic brain injury is the leading cause of death and disability in children 0-4 and 15-19 years of age. With 308,000 average annual cases in the United States, such accidents have become frequent among school-aged children participating in sports and playground activities that involve … Read more

Research shows investigational drug fosters nerve repair after injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug currently in development as a cancer therapy can foster regeneration of damaged nerves after spinal trauma. Scientists from the University of Birmingham have shown that a brain-penetrating candidate drug currently in development as a cancer therapy can foster regeneration of damaged nerves … Read more

Pathway deep in the brain makes it resilient after injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — For days, and even years, after someone suffers a stroke or traumatic brain injury, they have an increased risk of developing epilepsy. Now, researchers at Gladstone Institutes discovered that star-shaped cells called astrocytes in the thalamus play a key role in making mice with brain injuries susceptible to seizures. SAN FRANCISCO, … Read more

Chinese Medical Journal review explores the role of macrophages in the progression of acute kidney injury to chronic kidney disease

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a condition in which kidneys are unable to filter waste from the blood effectively, leading to various health complications. Numerous studies have shown that acute kidney injury (AKI) subsequently leads to long-term renal damage and progresses into chronic kidney disease (CKD) —a more severe form of kidney failure. The transition … Read more

UCI neuroscientists create maps of the brain after traumatic brain injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Irvine, Calif., June 17, 2022 – Scientists from the University of California, Irvine have discovered that an injury to one part of the brain changes the connections between nerve cells across the entire brain. The new research was published this week in Nature Communications. Irvine, Calif., June 17, 2022 – Scientists from the University of … Read more

Neurons and glia collaborate to drive neural regeneration following brain injury – BIOENGINEER.ORG

One of the most devastating aspects of stroke and traumatic brain injury is that the neurons we lose are never replaced. This means that depending on the injury site, patients may suffer long-term impairments of crucial motor or cognitive functions, such as language and memory. Credit: Rhiner Lab, The Champalimaud Foundation. One of the most … Read more

Ilkley Grammar School biology teacher instructs serious injury lawyers to help him access rehabilitation following Menston crash

A CYCLIST seriously injured when he was hit by a car has spoken of his determination to overcome his ordeal and ‘live life to the full.’ Ilkley Grammar School biology teacher Ryan Scott, 34, was cycling in Menston when a car being driven in the opposite direction turned right across his path and collided with … Read more

Scientists find how to detect kidney injury in very early stages

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Scientists from the University of Nottingham found that certain metals found in people’s urine, could be useful biomarkers for the early detection of acute kidney injury. The research is published in Kidney International Reports and was conducted by David Gardner et al. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is a rapid deterioration in … Read more