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Delivery of Drugs For Brain Injuries

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Publications, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain LipidsA new study led by scientists at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery, published in Nature Communications, provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain. About 2.5 million people in the US… Continue Reading

What is Neuroscience?

Posted in Las Vegas Injury Attorney, Las Vegas Motorcycle Attorney, Las Vegas Negligent or Inadequate Security Attorney, Las Vegas Truck Accident Attorney, Las Vegas Wrongful Death Attorney, Nevada Car Insurance Buyer's Guide, Personal Injury, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Spine Injury, Back Injury, Neck Injury and Bone Injury, The Human Brain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Neuroscience has origins dating back to 500 B.C.E. Arguably even earlier evidence exits that Egyptian civilization studied the nervous system in 1700 B.C.E  Varying views on the brain began to emerge in Ancient Greece. Alcmaeon, believed to be a student of Pythagoras, wrote that the brain is where the mind is; he was probably the first… Continue Reading

Channel 3 Las Vegas Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Series

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update, Soldiers, Veterans and Military Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder It came to my attention last week that while I was blogging a series about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder during the month of February, there was something similar going on.  Dan Ball of Channel 3 News in Las Vegas (KSNV) was running a series on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder for soldiers… Continue Reading

New Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
 Currently there are no drugs with which to treat and cure brain injury. Standard treatment is supportive: stabilizing the patient, maintaining other vital functions such as blood pressure and breathing, treating other injuries, minimizing infections, and monitoring swelling. Blogger David S. Casey writes about a new study.   A promising new treatment for traumatic brain injury,… Continue Reading

Mysteries of the Brain

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
MSNBC covered a piece on brain injury recently.  With reference to Congresswoman Gifford, and other notable survivors of traumatic brain injury, the story looks at the progress we have made concerning the identity of brain injury and how to treat it.  Even with the progress, however, there remains much more about the brain we do… Continue Reading

Trucking Injury Compensation

Posted in Brain Injury News and Event Update
Rear End Truck Collision A jury awarded $9,000,000 to two people injured in early 2008.  A refrigerator truck made an unsafe lane change that forever changed the lives of driver’s of two other cars. Susan Lutz, 51, of Fresno,was awarded nearly $2 million in damages.  Lutz suffered a brain injury in the April 2008 collision… Continue Reading

Brain Injury Blood Test

Posted in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Detecting Brain Injury, especially in trauma cases, is difficult.  Usually emergency medical technicians and emergency room physicians focus on the most pressing and visible injuries: blood gushing wounds and the like. When a person comes to the ER with a TBI, doctors must determine if there is any bleeding in the brain.  Bleeding can cause… Continue Reading

Brain Injury, Psychiatry, Faith and Religion

Posted in Books, Articles, and Literature, Brain Injury News and Event Update, Psychiatric & Psychological Issues, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
In a new book titled "Religion and Psychiatry: Beyond Boundaries," the author considers why and how, when and where religion (and spirituality) are at stake in the life of psychiatric patients.  The interface between psychiatry and religion is explored at different levels, varying from daily clinical practice to conceptual fieldwork. Religion is one subject that… Continue Reading