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Abnormal brain patterns found in IED-wounded veterans

Veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injury have distinct brain patterns, researchers recently found. The findings, published in the journal Neuropathologica Communications, showed abnormalities in several brain sites, including clusters of axonal spheroids or varicosities in a honeycomb pattern with perivascular distribution. In the study, scientists focused on blast injury to the brain, one of the main injuries from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.That honeycomb pattern of broken connections was located mainly in the frontal lobes which affects emotional control and personality, according to the Washington Post.

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By | 2015-04-23T15:22:07-04:00 March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Nursing News, Nursing Specialties|0 Comments

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