INVESTIGATING THE EFFECTS AND TREATMENT OF BRAIN CONCUSSIONS
Grant number: 1062653 | Funding period: 2014 - 2016
Concussions are now recognized as a serious medical issue. There is particular concern for individuals who are at high risk of suffering concussions, such as soldiers and athletes, as evidence indicates that repeated concussions are associated with neurodegenerative disease. Here we will use an animal model of repeated concussion to examine these injuries. These studies will increase our understanding of concussion, and hold important implications for their management in the clinical setting.
Related publications (4)
Behavioral, blood, and magnetic resonance imaging biomarkers of experimental mild traumatic brain injury
David K Wright, Jack Trezise, Alaa Kamnaksh, Ramsey Bekdash, Leigh A Johnston, Roger Ordidge, Bridgette D Semple, Andrew J Gardner, Peter Stanwell, Terence J O'Brien, Denes V Agoston, Sandy R Shultz
Progesterone treatment reduces neuroinflammation, oxidative stress and brain damage and improves long-term outcomes in a rat model of repeated mild traumatic brain injury
Kyria M Webster, David K Wright, Mujun Sun, Bridgette D Semple, Ezgi Ozturk, Donald G Stein, Terence J O'Brien, Sandy R Shultz