Son who shot father before himself on Queensland farm reportedly suffered severe head injury last year

The man who shot his father dead before taking his own life while target shooting at a property near Rockhampton reportedly suffered a severe brain injury last year after a motorbike accident. The event involves racing bikes, four-wheel-drives, cars, buggies and quad bikes from Alice Springs to the small Aputula (Finke) community.The young man reportedly… Read More Son who shot father before himself on Queensland farm reportedly suffered severe head injury last year

Smell Test Helps Identify TBI in Blast-Injured Soldiers

Testing olfactory function in blast-injured soldiers may help diagnose traumatic brain injury (TBI) on the battlefield, a new study suggests. Researchers found that olfactory impairment was highly predictive of abnormal neuroimaging findings in blast-injured troops with TBI. This study shows that quantitative identification olfactometry has “limited sensitivity but high specificity” as a marker for detecting… Read More Smell Test Helps Identify TBI in Blast-Injured Soldiers

The brain can rewire itself after an injury

Living things can repair themselves. Damaged skin and fractured bones heal, and a damaged liver can regenerate itself.Only recently have scientists begun to understand this is also true of the brain. Perpetually responding to its environment, the brain possesses a remarkable ability to rewire itself, to actually reroute sensory impulses and change its physical structure.Brain… Read More The brain can rewire itself after an injury