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2013-04-24 16:41:38

A multicenter study led by scientists at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine shows that mild traumatic brain injury after blast exposure produces inflammation, oxidative stress and gene activation patterns akin to disorders of memory processing such as Alzheimer's disease. Their findings were recently reported in the online version of the Journal of Neurotrauma. Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) has become an important issue in combat casualty care, said senior...

2010-11-29 18:18:09

Penn Neurosurgeons, Engineers Developing Inexpensive, Easy Way to Relate Soldiers' Exposure to Possible Brain Injury Mimicking the reflective iridescence of a butterfly's wing, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have developed a color-changing patch that could be worn on soldiers' helmets and uniforms to indicate the strength of exposure to blasts from explosives in the field. Future studies aim to calibrate the...

2010-11-22 16:01:55

Hospitals all over the world need to be aware of how to treat emergency blast injuries Hospitals all over the world need to be aware of how to treat emergency blast injuries and military surgeons can provide valuable knowledge and advice to their civilian counterparts based on their experience of battlefield injuries. That is the driving force behind two papers published online by BJS, the British Journal of Surgery. "The current inquest into the 2005 London bombings - and the recent...

2008-12-04 22:28:29

A U.S. report says military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury face an increased risk for dementia, depression and other conditions. The report by the Institute of Medicine said brain injuries sustained as a result of exposure to the force of an explosion without a direct strike to the head may be underdiagnosed due to the lack of research on blast injury. Explosive devices and other weaponry have become more powerful and devastating throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and...

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2008-03-07 11:30:00

University of Illinois researchers are pooling their knowledge of health sciences and engineering on a project that ultimately could benefit combat soldiers who've received serious "“ but often immediately undetectable "“ blast-related brain injuries.The project will focus on the use of the latest communications technology to transfer real-time blast-injury data to first responders. Leading the investigation is Kenneth Watkin, a professor of speech and hearing science in the...