Inside Neuroscience: New Insights Into Traumatic Brain Injury

During a press conference at Neuroscience 2015, researchers highlighted how a better understanding of TBI symptoms and how they manifest is leading to important new treatment strategies. Every year, 2 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Severe TBI can result in permanent disability or death. Even mild injury may cause memory loss, personality changes, and emotional disturbances. During a press conference at Neuroscience 2015, researchers highlighted how a better understanding of TBI symptoms and how they manifest is leading to important new treatment strategies.  “Despite the prevalence of traumatic brain injury, no therapy currently exists to treat the underlying causes of the pathologies suffered by TBI patients,” said Akiva Cohen, a brain injury expert at the University of Pennsylvania and session moderator.  Emotional and Physical TBI Symptoms Vary Between…


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