Study in rats finds similarities between blast-induced TBI, Alzheimer's

04/29/2013 | United Press International

Traditional imaging systems often don't indicate overt brain damage in mild traumatic brain injury cases, but U.S. researchers who examined rats found that mild TBI linked to blast exposure appeared to trigger oxidative stress, inflammation and gene activity patterns that resemble those in Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The findings appeared in the Journal of Neurotrauma.

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