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Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

A new class of compounds protects brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice treated with these compounds 24-36 hours after experiencing TBI from a blast injury were protected from the harmful effects of TBI, including problems with learning, memory, and movement. Story

Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young


UI psychiatrist Robert Robinson offers comments and analysis of a new study that shows people who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come. Story from: Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

UI doctor: modern football helmets do not prevent concussions


Andy Peterson, director of the UI sports concussion program, says football helmets help diffuse the impact of collisions, but don't absorb the forces of that impact; modern helmets help protect against skull fractures and traumatic head injuries that cause bleeding in the brain, he says. Story from: Radio Iowa

Radio Iowa

Veterans with mild traumatic brain injury have brain abnormalities

A recent study by psychiatrists with the Iowa City VA Medical Center and University of Iowa Health Care finds that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) have measurable abnormalities in the white matter of their brains when compared to returning veterans who have not experienced TBI. Story

Jorge responds to Afghan rampage


UI psychiatrist Ricardo Jorge comments on the possibility that a traumatic brain injury led to a U.S. soldier's murderous rampage in Afghanistan. Story from: Reuters

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