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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Blast Injuries Linked to Neurodegeneration in Veterans
17 May 2012 2:30 pm
As the number of troops exposed to improvised explosive devices in Iraq and Afghanistan has mounted, so, too, has concern about the long-term impact of these and other blasts on the neurological health of service members. These worries are amplified by recent evidence that head injuries sustained by football players and other athletes can cause personality changes, dementia, and neurodegeneration later in life. A study reported this week in Science Translational Medicine ties these troublesome threads together: In autopsies of four military veterans who served in recent conflicts, researchers have found distinctive features of the same neurodegenerative disease reported previously in athletes.