Doug Beizer

Communications Director, Biomedical Engineering Society
  • Biomedical Engineering Society
  • United States of America

Researchers test novel way to treat traumatic brain injuries incurred via blasts - a typical injury war fighters suffer in combat

Head injuries due to blast trauma – such as what can happen to war fighters in combat – is different than head impact injuries. Currently, there are no preventive measures that specifically target Blast-induced traumatic brain injury. However, researchers have now successfully tested the use of surfactants (poloxamers P188) to partially repair the damaged brain tissue due to blast trauma, according to an article about the research published in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering (a peer-reviewed journal that is part of Springer Nature).
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Jan 03, 2018