Explosions cause brain damage through head movement

(Boston) - Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel. Laboratory experiments conducted by the investigators demonstrated that exposure to a single blast equivalent to a typical improvised explosive device (IED) results in CT Source: Boston University Medical Center - Discipline: Neuroscience

Explosions cause brain damage through head movement

Brain trauma from explosions often experienced by soldiers are caused by sudden head movements rather than high-pressure shockwaves

Wed 16 May 12 from Newscientist

Brain injury to soldiers can arise from exposure to a single explosion: study

A team of investigators have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed military service personnel.

Wed 16 May 12 from Medical Xpress

Study links vets to brain disease seen in athletes

A small study raises more concern about the long-term consequences of brain injuries suffered by thousands of soldiers - suggesting they may be at risk of developing the same degenerative brain ...

Thu 17 May 12 from FOXNews

Do brain injuries link athletes, soldiers?

The same dementia-like disease found in the brain tissue of several NFL players has shown up in the brains of four U.S. veterans exposed head trauma, according to new research.

Wed 16 May 12 from CNN

Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is doubly cruel: it leaves many victims emotionally shattered and cognitively crippled. But ...

Wed 16 May 12 from Reuters

New research shows brain injuries from blasts similar to football impacts

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease that occurs in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other head injuries, is shown in this view of ...

Wed 16 May 12 from HealthCanal

‘Blast Wind’ Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military

WEDNESDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) — The same type of brain damage seen in athletes who suffer repeated concussions also occurs in soldiers exposed to large blasts, new research indicates. ...

Wed 16 May 12 from Health News

Blast Injured Soldiers' Brains Mimic Athletes' (CME/CE)

(MedPage Today) -- Autopsies on the brains of military veterans who experienced traumatic brain injury from a blast showed pathologic similarities to the brains of athletes who'd had repetitive ...

Wed 16 May 12 from MedPageToday

Brain injuries from blasts similar to football impacts

In an advance that may someday provide health benefits for soldiers and athletes, a team of researchers has discovered a mechanism that could be the cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in ...

Sun 20 May 12 from ScienceDaily

Study shows first case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in blast-exposed military personnel

(Boston) - Investigators from Boston University (BU) and the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System have shown evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in brain tissue from blast-exposed ...

Wed 16 May 12 from Labspaces.net

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