Asking People to Donate Their Loved One's Brain for Research

Currently, the effects of repetitive hits to the head can only be studied pathologically. Chris Nowinski and his colleagues are studying the brains of deceased athletes and service members (whose families donated their brains for research) to learn more about the effects of brain trauma and what might be done to prevent it.

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Posted on BrainLine September 20, 2012.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Erica Queen, BrainLine, and Dan Edblom.