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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

NYTimes on traumatic brain injury research

The Museum has an extremely large collection of brains and slices thereof that can be used in this type of research. For information on current research in other places, see A Chance for Clues to Brain Injury in Combat Blasts
By ALAN SCHWARZ
Published: June 23, 2009
Twenty members of the military have donated their brain tissue upon death to help scientists determine the effects of blast injuries on the brain.

2 comments:

Julian said...

Brain is a significant and a soft part of the human body which requires utter care. Accidents occurs unknowingly and we can be victims of brain injury at any moment of our life. Especially elders are mostly succumb to this type of injury. There is nothing more disastrous than getting a brain injury. Traumatic Brain injury is totally different from other injuries as it cannot be seen and treatment without seeing is really difficult. Besides the process of treatment is lengthy. It may take few years or it may take many years to cure brain injury depending upon the injuries (major and minor). Most brain injury victims die due to negligence and unawareness. Brain injuries can be cured if proper treatment is given from the initial stage. Brain injury victims require extreme care and nursing. They need full support and attention in order to cure their injuries.

Ajlouny said...

More than 1.4 million people in the U.S are reported to sustain brain injury. Brain injury is very much different from other injuries.The process of treatment is also totally different as the injury is not clearly visible and the period for treatment is much longer than healing any other injuries. Sometimes brain injury may result in coma and even death. This is the most disastrous injury that a human can sustain. Brain injury victims require extreme care and nursing. They need full support and attention in order to cure their injuries.