We know that blast waves alone can damage the human brain. But more research is needed to learn how exactly a blast wave alone damages the brain's cells, blood vessels, and structure as a whole.
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Produced by Brian King and Noel Gunther, BrainLine.
Frank Tortella, ST, PhD serves as the U.S. Army’s Medical Research and Material Command’s subject matter expert on neurotrauma and neuroprotection research for a diverse range of insults to include traumatic brain injury, concussions, and the neurological effects of blast exposure.