Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Retinoblastoma - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 - New Study Released

Retinoblastoma - Pipeline Review, H1 2014 - New Study Released
This report provides comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for Retinoblastoma, complete with comparative analysis at variouss stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule type, along with latest updates, and featured news and press releases. It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Retinoblastoma and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.


Monday, May 19, 2014

retinopathy of prematurity

Report documents cardiopulmonary arrest in premature infant after cyclomydril eyedrops
San Francisco, CA, April 2, 2014 – Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening can have ...
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TBI Newsletter - April 2014

Traumatic Brain Injury Resource Guide - April 2014

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April 2014


Centre for Neuro Skills®

A person with brain injury may have just a single opportunity for rehabilitation. The quality of life that follows treatment often depends on making the right placement decision. Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS) offers each client the highest quality rehabilitation possible. Call 1-800-922-4994 (California) and 1-800-554-5448 (Texas) for more information about our services.

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Keep up to date with daily breaking TBI research and news, as well as CNS services, products, employment opportunities and educational videos. [#neuroskills]


TBI Resource Guide
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The TBI Resource Guide is the internet's central source of information regarding traumatic brain injury. The TBI Resource Guide website consists of hundreds of pages of information, materials, education and resources about the brain, brain injury and rehabilitation for survivors, families and professionals.


CNS Mobile: Centre for Neuro Skills App

CNS Mobile, the OFFICIAL app for Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), includes information about traumatic brain injury, research, treatment and rehabilitation services at CNS easily and quickly available on your iPhone or Android mobile device. Join over 35,000 other worldwide CNS Mobile app users.

App features include:
  • Information about traumatic brain injury
  • Information about brain function and deficits
  • Brain injury news and research updates
  • Educational videos
  • CNS Facebook and RSS interface
  • TBI Educational Products Store
  • Employment Opportunities
  • CNS facility photos
  • Information about rehabilitation services

The Story of Centre for Neuro Skills

Watch this video by award-winning documentary filmmaker Gandulf Hennig on how it all began and what inspires our commitment to being a leader in brain injury rehabilitation for over 30 years.  New!

CNS Innovations

A division of Centre for Neuro Skills, CNS Innovations is a postacute rehabilitation program that enhances the quality of life for patients, fosters new skills, provides education, and inspires hope. Now includes information in Spanish and Chinese langauges!
Programs include:
  • Assisted Living
  • Supported Living
  • Day Enrichment
  • Respite Services


Inside View

The Spring 2014 (23.2) issue of the Inside View quarterly newsletter is now available! With a $12 yearly subscription ($24 international), glossy, hard-copy versions of the Inside View will be delivered to your door every three months.
Two-year subscriptions are only $22 ($44 international) and three-year subscriptions are $30 ($60 international).
Two-year subscriptions are only $22 ($44 international) and three-year subscriptions are $30 ($60 international).
Table of Contents
  • Early Rehabilitation Important for Recovery After Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neural Prosthesis Restores Behavior After Brain Injury
  • How a Concussion Can lead to Depression Years Later
  • Brilliant "Blue G" May Shine in Treating Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • One Gene Influences Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Researchers Model a Key Breaking Point Involved in Traumatic Brain Injury
  • 2014 Calendar of Events


Current News and Research

  • Menstrual phase as predictor of outcome after mild traumatic brain injury in women
  • Brainwave optimization associated with clinical improvements after traumatic brain injury
  • Contribution of psychological trauma to outcomes after traumatic brain injury
  • Girls suffer worse concussions, study suggests
  • Retrieval practice improves memory in survivors of severe traumatic brain injury
  • Head injuries can make children loners
  • Early trajectory of psychiatric symptoms after traumatic brain injury
  • 7 tricks to improve your memory
  • Head trauma sustained under the influence of alcohol is a predictor for future traumatic brain injury
  • Brain injury, memory and music studied
  • Clinical outcomes, predictors, and prevalence of anterior pituitary disorders following traumatic brain injury
  • Confronting secondary injuries from brain trauma
... and many, many more!


TBI Store

The TBI Resource Guide online store has over 80 brain injury related products, including educational multi-media cds, animations, graphics, e-books, newsletters, research article reprints, assessment tools, and laminated educational cards. The new educational multi-media cds provide an in-depth overview of brain injury, mild traumatic brain injury, and brain function. They include audio, video and graphic content in an easy-to-use self-learning format.

SCAT3 Assessment Now Available Online

The SCAT3 is a standardized tool for evaluating injured athletes for concussion and can be used in athletes aged from 13 years and older.


Continuing Education

The TBI Resource Guide offers four on-line, continuing education courses. Our courses are $60 each and certified for 2-hours.


Visit our CNS Career Center to learn about exciting employment opportunities at Centre for Neuro Skills rehabilitation programs in California and Texas.

Full-time positions:
  • Neuro-Rehabilitation Specialist (Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco)
  • Nurse (Dallas)
  • Speech Therapist (Bakersfield)
  • Transportation Driver (Dallas)
  • Quality Analyst (Bakersfield)
Per-diem positions:
  • Occupational Therapist (Dallas)
  • Physical Therapist (Dallas, Bakersfield)
  • Speech Therapist (Dallas, Bakersfield)


Traumatic Brain Injury Blog and RSS


Visit our new traumatic brain injury blog and subscribe to our RSS to keep up-to-date on the latest brain injury news, research, website changes and interactive commentary.

2014 Conference and Events Calendar

BIA of Alaska Annual Conference
Anchorage, AK
Rehabilitation of the Adult and Child with Traumatic Brain Injury: Practical Solutions to Real World Problems
5/1/2014 - 5/2/2014
Williamsburg, VA
703-451-8881 ext 224
BIA of Wisconsin Annual Conference
5/5/2014 - 5/6/2014
Wisconsin Dells, WI
Traumatic Brain Injury: Resources and Pathways to Recovery
Los Angeles, California
Scripps Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference
San Diego, CA
Mayo Brain Injury Conference
5/19/2014 - 5/20/2014
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
* Please write us at cns@neuroskills.com if you would like your event listed in our newsletter and website

TBI Bookstore

Browse through the more than 300 brain injury related books in our TBI Bookstore. Search by author, keywords, categories or book titles and order online via our association with Amazon.com.
New Books:
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
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Life Interrupted: A Mother's Story of Her Son's Traumatic Brain Injury
More Information/order
Neuropsychiatry of Traumatic Brain Injury
More Information/order
TBI: Traumatic Brain Injury
More Information/Order
Recognizing Brain Injury
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A One Percent Chance of Survival: A True Tale of Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury
More Information/Order

That is all for this month. See you in May!
Craig S. Persel
Managing Editor, TBI Resource Guide
Centre for Neuro Skills
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New video about NFB's free slate and stylus program

Please see below for a video regarding the NFB's Free Slate program. A good weekend to all!
Eric Guillory, Director of Youth Services
Louisiana Center for the Blind
101 South Trenton Street
Ruston, LA 71270
Voice: 800-234-4166 (extension 3009)
Fax: 318-251-0109
Skype: brllovingdad

Dear Fellow Federationists:

As many of you know, the National Federation of the Blind is distributing free slates and styluses to blind people in the United States. In our new Youtube video, Dr. Maurer talks about this program. He discusses the usefulness of the slate and stylus­the original, and still most flexible and practical, Braille writing tool, and its importance to Braille literacy. Please share this video with everyone you know who uses Braille or is interested in using or learning the code­the key to success for blind children and adults. Here is the link to the video:

Please enjoy and share via e-mail, on your Facebook page or your Twitter feed, at NFB meetings and other gatherings of blind people, and in any other way you can imagine.


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind

Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2330
Mobile: (410) 262-1281
E-mail: cdanielsen@nfb.org

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund campaign, please visit www.nfb.org/ImaginingOurFuture.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


The body clock is your natural timing mechanism, and for most people, sighted or blind, it runs a little longer than 24 hours. Thus, it's a non-24-hour clock. For some, it runs just a few minutes longer, and for others it runs much longer. The reason for this is not known.
For example, if your body clock is 24.5 hours, today you're running a half hour behind. Tomorrow you're an hour behind, and so on, until your natural rhythms have you sleeping during the day and awake at night. This continues and eventually your sleep-wake cycle briefly syncs up with the typical day-night cycle. Then it begins to move out of sync again. Some people experience a full circadian cycle as short as one and a half months. For others, it can be several months before their sleep-wake cycle is realigned with the 24-hour day.
The eye has two functions: to allow us to see images and to take in light. This light then signals the time of day to the brain. In people who are sighted, the non-24-hour master body clock is reset every day to 24 hours in the same way that hands on a clock can be reset. This ensures that the circadian rhythms synchronize to the typical day-night cycle.
For people who are totally blind, there are no such light cues. The body clock is left to run its natural course, with extra minutes adding up day by day until your circadian rhythms are essentially upside down from a typical 24-hour day.

For more information and support on this condition go to the official Non-24 web site at http://www.non-24.com/