Blasts and Brute Force May Be Same to Brain

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A recent report from the New York Times suggests that blast-related brain injuries may share some similarities with the repeated concussions suffered by athletes in high-contact sports:

“If protein deposits and tangles appear in the hippocampus area of the brain, for instance, then they would affect short-term memory; appearance in the frontal lobes could impair executive function, and in the cerebellum coordination and balance. The researchers will also be looking at possible genetic factors.”

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