Research Updates

Scientists have learned more about the brain — how it works and how it heals — in the last decade or two than ever before. And, there has been a dramatic increase in the amount of research being done specifically on traumatic brain injury (TBI). BrainLine’s Research Update is an ongoing series of short synopses describing the recent research on TBI and links for further information. We created this series to help keep people with brain injuries, families, and other professionals up to date on the latest brain injury research.

Is Rest Best After Concussion?

“You’re supposed to rest after concussion.” This advice has been given countless times to patients recovering from concussion. How did we get here, what is the evidence that brought us here, and what does the evolving evidence actually tell us?

The Mechanisms Blast Brain Injury: What We Know and Don't Know

Mild blast traumatic brain injury (bTBI) accounts for the majority of brain injury service members and veterans but the mechanisms of primary blast brain injury continue to be disputed. Addressed in this review are blast wave transmission through the skull, direct cranial transmission, skull flexure dynamics, thoracic surge, acceleration, and cavitation.