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Brain Injury / 23.01.2017

Renown snowboarder Kody Williams will not be on the slopes at Squaw Valley or Mammoth Mountain anytime soon, but his family and friends are confident that hey will eventually recover from a traumatic brain injury. For now, the 22-year-old snowboarder known as "the pretzel" for his acrobatic moves lies in a medically-induced coma. Mr. Williams was filming stunts for an upcoming movie when he fell on the mountain. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, although Lenny Mazzotti, a close personal friend and fellow snowboarder from California, said Mr. Williams is showing "slow and steady" improvement. According to Curtis Quay, a San Diego personal injury attorney familiar with brain injury cases, "these types of injuries take time heal and it might be...

Brain Injury / 18.11.2016

German researchers believe they are closing in on a surgical intervention which can permanently restore damaged cells in Traumatic Brain Injury victims. Scientists have long suspected that such restoration can only come about by transplanting neurons into the brain, but since neurons are so highly specialized and have such strong attachments to each other, progress has been slow because the transplantation is difficult to achieve. As any Los Angeles brain injury attorney knows, a TBI is generally permanent. Recently, however, German scientists transplanted embryonic neurons into brain-damaged rats, and within a month, the animals were fully responsive and the new connections seemed to be developing normally. Sunil Gandhi of the University of California called the findings “very exciting for...