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Hypertension drug reduces inflammation from traumatic brain injury

SOURCE: Medical News Today

A new study has found that inflammation after traumatic brain injury is caused by a protein produced by the liver. What is more, this protein can be blocked by a drug used to treat high blood pressure.

Head, face and eye injuries common in women’s field hockey

SOURCE: REUTERS

Head, face and eye injuries happen regularly in women’s collegiate field hockey and can often lead to concussions, a study suggests. Researchers reviewed injuries reported by National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) schools sponsoring women’s field hockey teams and found most of these types of injuries involved contact with a ball or stick.

Study Shows How Memories Are Formed Inside The Brain

SOURCE: WALL STREET HEDGE

A new study has discovered how exactly memories are formed inside the brain. Researchers have found out that the medial temporal lobe plays a very important part in the brain’s ability to form memories involving real-life experiences, events and persons. The paper was published in the journal Neuron.

Teenagers Most Susceptible to Concussions, Expert Says

SOURCE: WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING

Concern about short and long term effects of concussions continues to grow across the nation. Concussions are a traumatic brain injury that can leave possible long term effects. Concussions can leave a significant impact on people, but especially on teenagers’ brains. Recent studies show that concussions can impede students and athletes’ academic performance.