Tag Archives: injury

New drug for concussion brain injury

Researchers have identified a new drug to help stop athletes from developing dementia after sustaining repeated head injuries. The drug works to block a neurotransmitter called substance P which the brain releases in the event of a head knock. Substance P causes an abnormal amount of a protein called hyperphosphorylated tau to collect inside neurons.… Read More »

Implantable Hydrogel Helps Neurons Recover After Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) often lead to cognitive disabilities and permanent neural tissue damage, for which effective therapies do not exist. The serious cognitive impairments that patients experience and the burden on caretakers can be enormous, necessitating a constant search for treatments that may help. Researchers at University of Georgia have now reported in journal… Read More »

Heating in vaping device as cause for lung injury, study shows

Early results of an experimental vaping study have shown significant lung injury from E-cigarette (eC) devices with nickel-chromium alloy heating elements. The findings were consistent, with or without the use of nicotine, vitamin E oil or tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which have previously been thought to contribute to the life-threatening respiratory problem. The early results, published in… Read More »