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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Can Now Be Identified, Say Researchers in Largest Neuroimaging Study

SOURCE: PR NEWSWIRE

After comparing more than 20,000 brain scans, researchers have identified differences between Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) despite both conditions sharing common symptoms.

Israeli Psychologists: Chocolate Therapy for Brain Trauma

SOURCE: ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS

Chocolate. The very word conjures up images that evoke happy thoughts, relaxation, pleasure and pain relief. It has also become a tool for rehabilitation in Ra’anana, where two psychologists at the Beit Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital have created a chocolate sculpture therapy program.

Paralysis patients move robot arms with their minds

SOURCE: THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Have you ever imagined being able to change the television channel or turn down the volume on your radio using your thoughts alone? This may seem like a magical ability only read about in fiction books, but believe it or not, technology that will allow such phenomena is right around the corner! This technology is not as bizarre or far-fetched as it seems. We can already measure brain activity using instruments such as the electroencephalogram (EEG).

Drexel Biomedical Engineers to Help Upgrade Brain Injury Detection Device Used by Navy and Marines

SOURCE: DREXEL UNIVERSITY

A team of researchers from Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems has been called on to help upgrade a handheld brain scanning device used by the military to assess injuries in the field. InfraScan, Inc., a Philadelphia-based medical technology firm specializing in brain injury diagnostics, will be working with the group of biomedical engineers for the next three years to improve Infrascanner™ -a tool that saves lives by detecting severe head injurie