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Article ID: 698788

Henry Ford Physician Receives National Institutes of Health Grant for First-of-its-Kind Keloid Study

Henry Ford Health System

Lamont R. Jones, M.D., MBA, vice chair for the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at Henry Ford Health System, received a five-year, $895,814 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a research project titled, "Characterization of Keloid Specific Exosomes and Determination of Exosomal Critical Signaling Pathways in the Keloid Microenvironment."

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Article ID: 698618

Created Line of Spinal Cord Neural Stem Cells Shows Diverse Promise

University of California San Diego Health

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells (NSCs) from human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) that differentiate into a diverse population of cells capable of dispersing throughout the spinal cord and can be maintained for long periods of time.

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6-Aug-2018 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697840

Soccer Heading Worse for Women’s Brains than for Men’s

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Women’s brains are much more vulnerable than men’s to injury from repeated soccer heading, according to a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, part of Montefiore. The study found that regions of damaged brain tissue were five times more extensive in female soccer players than in males, suggesting that sex-specific guidelines may be warranted for preventing soccer-related head injuries. The results were published online today in Radiology.

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Article ID: 697703

Giving Plasma to Trauma Patients with Severe Bleeding During Air Transport Saves Lives

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

Two units of plasma given in a medical helicopter on the way to the hospital could increase the odds of traumatically injured patients with severe bleeding surviving by 10 percent, according to the results of a national clinical trial.

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20-Jul-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 698043

New Diagnostic Blood Test Helps Rule Out Need for CT Scans in Patients with Possible Traumatic Brain Injuries

Wayne State University Division of Research

Research conducted at the Wayne State University School of Medicine has helped confirm the effectiveness of a blood biomarker that can indicate if patients with a head injury can avoid a costly CT scan because the blood test results indicate no traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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25-Jul-2018 3:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 697431

Military Personnel Show Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Retired Football Players with Suspected Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Molecular tracer combined with PET scans show locations and concentrations of abnormal proteins associated with degenerative brain disease

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13-Jul-2018 6:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696956

LLNL Applies High-Performance Computing to Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Through a new multi-year project involving the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Livermore (LLNL), Lawrence Berkeley (LBNL) and Argonne (ANL) national laboratories, in collaboration with the Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury (TRACK-TBI) consortium led by the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), scientists and engineers plan to simultaneously challenge DOE’s supercomputing resources, advance artificial intelligence capabilities and enable a precision medicine approach for traumatic brain injury (TBI).

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3-Jul-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696745

Expert Provides Tips on How to Help Children Handle Scary News

Childrens Hospital Los Angeles

When tragic or violent events occur, parents may wonder about how to help their kids understand the graphic images and emotional video footage that they may see. Stephanie Marcy, PhD, psychologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles suggests a few guidelines to keep in mind so parents can be better equipped to help their children handle scary news.

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27-Jun-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 696679

Teens with Concussion May Benefit from Earlier Physical Therapy

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For adolescents with symptoms following a concussion, starting physical therapy (PT) earlier – within less than three weeks after the injury – provides outcomes similar to those of later PT, suggests a study in the July issue of The Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT). The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

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27-Jun-2018 9:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696427

Mount Sinai Health System Launches ‘Road To Resilience’ Podcast

Mount Sinai Health System

Series Provides Unique Insight on Recovering from Stress and Trauma

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21-Jun-2018 8:15 AM EDT
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