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Blood levels of total-tau — a protein signalling axonal damage in the brain — could be used as a biomarker to gauge severity of concussions in athletes and to assess when it is safe to return to play, a new study shows.
Andrew J. Griffith, M.D., Ph.D., scientific director of the NIDCD; Credit: Chris Gunn
By Kirstie Saltsman, Ph.D.
For several decades, researchers at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) have been leading an effort to understand the genetic underpinnings of enlarged vestibular aqueducts (EVA), a condition associated with early hearing loss in children, and in some cases, thyroid problems in the teenage years.
A new study has shed light on the factors likely to lead to the development of a rare condition affecting the inner ear.
In the most comprehensive study of Ménière’s Disease to date, researchers at the European Centre have been able to suggest what goes wrong in the body when people develop the disease, and provide an insight into factors that lead to its development.
A study to determine if patients with Meniere's disease will have the similar hearing improvements with cochlear implants as CI patients without Meniere's disease.
New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.
Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.
Researchers are planning a clinical trial to test Vagus nerve stimulation.
Following a concussion, young athletes engaging the most in activities requiring concentration and attention (eg, doing homework, text messaging, and playing video games) take the longest time to recover, a new study has found.
Neurologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have studied the role of the vestibular system, which controls balance, in optimizing how we direct our gaze. The results could lead to more effective rehabilitation of patients with vestibular or cerebellar dysfunction.