SfN17: New research focuses on brain health in military service members

Written by Hannah Wilson

The unique environment and insults experienced by military service members can have long-lasting effects on the brain, some of which remain poorly understood. A number of abstracts focusing on brain health in the military are being presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting held 11–15 November 2017 in Washington, DC (USA), two of which are highlighted below. Lasting neurobehavioral problems after repeated brain injury may stem from changes in brain networks In this animal study researchers looked to examine brain network recovery and ageing following blast-induced repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (brmTBI). Researchers exposed young male rats to repeated...

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