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Traumatic Brain Injury TBI in Iraq War Veterans Explored by MIT's Technology Review Magazine

Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, has been labeled the signature injury of the Iraq War. Estimates of the number of soldiers who have experienced concussions while deployed range as high as 20 percent. The long-term implications of TBI are unclear, and no treatments exist to cure long-lasting symptoms.

The cover story of the May issue of MIT's Technology Review magazine explores the symptoms of TBI in Iraq veterans through first-person interviews, and it examines new technology being developed to better explain the changes that occur in the brain from explosive shock waves.

The article entitled  "Brain Trauma in Iraq," looks at new methods to study the effects of TBI.

Accompanying the cover story online is a documentary-style video that includes interviews with all three research scientists, as well as soldiers suffering from TBI. They can be found by clicking here.   

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