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Expert Seeks Improved Monitoring of ‘Brain Tsunamis’ after TBI

Expert Seeks Improved Monitoring of 'Brain Tsunamis' after TBI

Jed Hartings, PhD, Research Associate Professor at the UC Neuroscience Institute, is among the world’s leaders in the research of brain waves known as spreading depolarizations. These electrical disturbances spread like tsunamis through a brain injured by stroke or trauma. And like tsunamis, they cause destruction. “Compared to normal brain waves, these really are tsunamis,”…
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10 Ways to Say, ‘I Love You, Brainy Valentine’

10 Ways to Say, 'I Love You, Brainy Valentine'

The day is here, and whether you have found the perfect card, have forgotten to buy flowers, or have been called in to work the night shift, you can still come through with a timeless gift of caring for your brainy Valentine. Here are 10 gift ideas from our experts on brain health at the…
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A Surprise DAISY Award for ‘Mama Berra,’ the Singing Nurse

A Surprise DAISY Award for 'Mama Berra,' the Singing Nurse

She was his nurse, but he called her “Mom.” She meant that much to him. Day after day she monitored his slow recovery in the UC Neuroscience Institute’s intensive care unit (NSICU), checking his signs, watching for changes, singing songs in her sweet soprano voice to move the healing along. When she left the room,…
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UC Researcher Embraces Role in Global Study To Improve Brain Injury Treatment

UC Researcher Embraces Role in Global Study To Improve Brain Injury Treatment

During the next seven years, 38 institutions from around the world hope to answer a basic but nagging question: how best to treat people who have suffered a brain injury caused by an accident, fall or violence. Jed Hartings, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati, will help find…
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Use Your ‘Street Smarts’ to Avoid Facial Trauma

Use Your ‘Street Smarts’ to Avoid Facial Trauma

By David Hom, MD The topic of facial trauma has been in the news recently as members of the media have told the story of Chris Byrd, whose nose was bitten off during an altercation after a night out with friends. The story had a favorable ending, however, because our surgical team was able to…
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Ketamine Shows Promise as Therapy for Brain Trauma and Mood Disorders

Ketamine Shows Promise as Therapy for Brain Trauma and Mood Disorders

Patients who are fighting for their lives as a result of conditions as diverse as major depression, stroke and traumatic brain injury may benefit from an established drug that is drawing new attention from researchers at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute. Ketamine, commonly used as an anesthetic, is showing promise in its ability to…
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Pilot Grants Seek Answers to Critical Neuroscience Questions

Pilot Grants Seek Answers to Critical Neuroscience Questions

Obesity, spinal cord injury, and changes in the brain from severe adolescent stress or college football are the subjects of four $25,000 pilot grants awarded this year to researchers by the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute, one of four institutes of the UC College of Medicine and UC Health, and the Network for Neuroscience Discovery….
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Ohio House Passes Ban on Texting while Driving

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You Say Concussion, I say Brain Injury. Let’s Call the Whole Thing Serious

To read this item about a study in the journal Pediatrics, please visit the Los Angeles Times health blog at: http://bit.ly/6dtggS

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New York Times Topics: Texting and Driving

News about text messaging, including commentary and archival articles published in The New York Times. Go to NY Times page »

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