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Advancing Blast Injury Research to Protect and Heal Those Who Serve

Brain Health Research Highlights

The U.S. Department of Defense Blast Injury Research Coordinating Office Brain Health Coordinator selects an article each month to highlight emerging research accomplishments in blast-related brain health topics including, but not limited to biomarkers, blast-related TBI, blast-related nerve injury, and modeling of the brain, spinal cord, and nerves.

Archived Highlights:

  • FY23 Research Highlights
    • February 2023: Simulating Traumatic Brain Injury In Vitro: Developing High Throughput Models to Test Biomaterial Based Therapies
      This review shows the array of current model systems that have been developed to study tissue-level regenerative therapies for traumatic and penetrating brain injuries. Read more…
    • January 2023: Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Induces Time - and Sex-Dependent Cerebrovascular Dysfunction and Stroke Vulnerability
      The response of individuals with blast-related TBI to a stroke was explored using a mouse model, showing that vascular dysfunction due to mTBI persists to four (4) weeks in female mice but not in males. Read more…
    • December 2022: Remote blast-related mild traumatic brain injury is associated with differential expression of exosomal microRNAs identified in neurodegenerative and immunological processes
      In this study, researchers identified exosomal microRNA (miRNA) biomarkers associated with blast-related mild TBI (mTBI). Read more…
Last modified: 14-Dec-2022