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Traumatic brain injury (TBI), a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A person with a mild TBI may remain conscious or may experience a loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. Other symptoms of mild TBI include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.
Novel protein interactions aid in the recovery process of brain damage

Novel protein interactions aid in the recovery process of brain damage

New technology offers an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

New technology offers an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Electrochemical sensor for rapid detection of multiple sepsis biomarkers in whole blood

Electrochemical sensor for rapid detection of multiple sepsis biomarkers in whole blood

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

TBI: Increased levels of immune cells promote inflammation that may worsen brain damage

Damage to brain cells causes a chain reaction that impacts 'bystander' neurons

Damage to brain cells causes a chain reaction that impacts 'bystander' neurons

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Star-shaped brain cells are essential for blood-brain barrier health, shows study

Study shows cathepsin B can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Study shows cathepsin B can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Study tests the effect of deformation of microtubules in neurological conditions

Study tests the effect of deformation of microtubules in neurological conditions