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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
Wireless Sensor Enables Study of Blast-Induced TBI
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
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
A study looks at the difference in post-concussive symptoms depending on the cause of combat-related mild TBI.
More Research Updates
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.
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
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
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.