Looking Ahead to Future Blast Injury Research

Dr. Perl shares his optimism for better research and new findings in the future.

Those of us who are working in the Department of Defense are very satisfied by the extent of commitment of the Department of Defense to this problem. They recognize the importance of it. They recognize that we need answers, we need to provide those who’ve gone to the battlefield and served their country and been injured in this way, we need to provide them with answers. We need to better able to deal with the problems that they’re having. We’re not there yet. But there’s a significant group of very talented scientists working on this problem and thinking about it every day. This is a very complex problem, we’re just beginning to get some grasp in terms of its underlying biology. And this is going to take time.
Posted on BrainLine December 13, 2017.
(Photo: U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Allison Lotz/Released)