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It only takes a millisecond for a brain injury to occur

Interesting Research at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences center shows that brain injury may occur within one millisecond after a human head is thrust into a windshield as a result of a car accident.

This happens prior to any overall motion of the head following impact with the windshield and is a new concept to consider for doctors interested in traumatic brain injury (TBI).

"In the past not a lot of attention was paid to modeling early-time events during TBI," says the study author. "People would - for example - be in a car accident where they hit their head on a windshield, feel rattled, go to an emergency room, and then be released. We were interested in why people with head injuries of similar severity often have very different outcomes in memory function or returning to work."

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