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One of the results of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan is the dramatic increase in the amount of research being done on diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury. And advances in military medicine during wartime have, in turn, led to advances in civilian care and medical care in general.

On this research page, you will find articles and studies about military TBI as well as synopses of recent and ongoing research studies.

This page is designed to help keep service members and veterans with brain injuries, their families, and other professionals in the field up to date on the latest brain injury research.

New Research Updates

Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring

Breakthrough in Blast-Related Brain Injuries Reveal Microscopic Scarring
A new study reveals previously undetected change patterns in the brains of eight veterans, all exposed to blasts from high explosives in combat.

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Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review

Military Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review
Military mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) differs from civilian injury in important ways.

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Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries

Visible Brain Damage Detected in MTBI From Blast Injuries
Many military personnel who experience blast-related traumatic brain injury (MTBI) have lasting brain damage as seen by MRI, according to a study published in Radiology.

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More Research Updates

Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Blast-Induced TBI

Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Blast-Induced TBI
November 24, 2015
A new system that has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat veterans.

Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors

Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors
March 3, 2015
Although the military is a young and vigorous force, service members and veterans may experience sexual functioning problems as a result of military service.

Blast Versus Blunt Force Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Blast Versus Blunt Force Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
June 2, 2014
A study looks at the difference in post-concussive symptoms depending on the cause of combat-related mild TBI.

Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Suicide Risk Among Military Personnel

Brain Injury, Post-Traumatic Stress, and Suicide Risk Among Military Personnel
June 24, 2013
Assessment after a TBI in a combat zone may help providers identify those most at risk of suicide.

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