Brown researchers develop new way to study brain injury

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Brown researchers develop new way to study brain injury

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — In a development expected to advance understanding of traumatic brain injury (TBI), scientists at Brown University have developed a means to observe — in real time — changes in neurons involved in a blow to the head. The new way of studying this type of nerve-cell damage could have implications for treatment of brain trauma.

“We’re excited because we can finally get some concrete information about when cells start to degenerate, when they die, and what the process looks like,” said Christian Franck, assistant professor with Brown’s School of Engineering and lead author of a paper published in the journal Scientific Reports.


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