News-Medical.net – The grant will establish CONNECT-TBI--a program spanning 12 institutions which will study traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related neurodegenerative diseases.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
U.S. Food & Drug Administration – Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning the public not to use medical devices marketed to consumers that claim to help assess, diagnose or manage head injury, including concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or mild TBI.
FDA – the U.S. Food and Drug Administration qualified the OsiriX CDE Software Module, from the TBI Endpoints Development Initiative. This is the third qualification of a medical device development tool (MDDT) by the FDA, and the first of a biomarker test tool type.
Scientific American – A widely criticized experiment last year saw a researcher in China delete a gene in twin girls at the embryonic stage in an attempt to protect them from HIV. A new study suggests that using a drug to delete the same gene in people with stroke or traumatic brain injuries could help improve their recovery.
The Ripon Advance – The U.S. Senate on Dec. 18 passed by unanimous consent the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Reauthorization Act of 2018, a bipartisan, bicameral bill sponsored in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the chamber’s senior Republican.