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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

Sexual Functioning in Military Personnel: Preliminary Estimates and Predictors

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

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Blast Versus Blunt Force Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

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

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

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

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More Research Updates

Frequent Binge Drinking After Combat-Related TBI Is Not Uncommon

Frequent Binge Drinking After Combat-Related TBI Is Not Uncommon
February 25, 2013
Studies show that binge drinking after a TBI, especially for active duty and veterans, could be a significant risk

Biomarkers in Neuroimaging for TBI

Biomarkers in Neuroimaging for TBI
July 20, 2012
Biomarkers are anything that can measure acutely and then identify the prognosis or future development of a person's brain injury.

What We Know and Don't Know About Blast-Related TBI

What We Know and Don't Know About Blast-Related TBI
May 21, 2012
We know that blast waves alone can damage the human brain. But more research is needed to learn how exactly blast waves alone damage the brain's cells, blood vessels, and structure as a whole.

More Injury Prevention Efforts Needed for Veterans with TBI

More Injury Prevention Efforts Needed for Veterans with TBI
May 5, 2012
Veterans with traumatic brain injury are sustaining new, nonfatal injuries after being discharged from inpatient care.

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