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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

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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Frequent Binge Drinking After Combat-Related TBI Is Not Uncommon

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

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Biomarkers in Neuroimaging for TBI

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

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More Research Updates

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.

Hope for Biomarkers to Diagnose Brain Injuries

Hope for Biomarkers to Diagnose Brain Injuries
May 5, 2012
Research on the use of blood biomarkers for diagnosing brain injuries — in theater and in the civilian world — is getting closer. The hope is to be able to use it as a standard diagnostic tool.

How Neuroimaging Helps Tailor Treatments for Brain Injury

How Neuroimaging Helps Tailor Treatments for Brain Injury
May 2, 2012
Neurometabolite is a chemical within cells in the brain that reflects function or dysfunction within those cells.

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