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Can xenon gas prevent blast-related traumatic brain injury?

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The vast majority of traumatic brain injuries are the result of blunt force trauma – striking your head against either the ground or an object. This can also be caused by whiplash-like motions that cause the brain to bounce against the inside of the skull. However, a number of brain injuries – particularly those endured […]

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Study Finds Brain ‘Scars’ On Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

Study Finds Brain ‘Scars’ On Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

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The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are notorious for the high rates of brain injury in the veterans who returned home. Estimates suggest as many as one in five soldiers returned from the wars with traumatic brain injury, and a new study shows these injuries may leave lasting scars in the brain. “More than half […]

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Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

Can a Smell Test Help Identify Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Can your ability to smell help medical professionals diagnose you with a brain injury? According to a new study by Federal researchers published in the journal Neurology, that might be the case. The study led by Air Force Colonel (Dr.) Michael Xydakis, associate professor of Surgery in the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine at […]

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Can A Set of Compounds Prevent Blast-Related Brain Damage?

Can A Set of Compounds Prevent Blast-Related Brain Damage?

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New research published in the journal Cell Reports claims a new class of compound can protect brain cells from damage caused by blast-related traumatic brain injury. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa, treated mice with compounds from with the same class 24-36 hours after inducing TBI from a blast. According to […]

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Military Personnel With Brain Injuries Have Largely the Same Outcome, Regardless of Cause

Military Personnel With Brain Injuries Have Largely the Same Outcome, Regardless of Cause

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There has been some question about the difference in the brain injuries that occur from blast trauma compared to physical impacts. But, a new study suggests the injuries suffered by U.S. military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan have similar outcomes regardless of the cause. According to the findings published in the June 16 issue of […]

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Blast related TBI and Sports concussions: a pathway to CTE

Blast related TBI and Sports concussions: a pathway to CTE

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The recent focus on sports-related concussions and the onset of CTE in the later years of athlete’s life continues to make us more aware of the long-term problems associated with “mild” brain injury, particularly problems occurring for people who have experienced multiple concussions. The pending lawsuit filed by players against the NFL, research into helmet […]

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