Chronic Traumatic Brain Injuries Suffered by Veterans Similar to Those Experienced by Athletes

Posted May 16, 2012

A new study, led by Cure Alzheimer’s Fund grant recipient Lee E. Goldstein, MD, Ph.D., of Boston University School of Medicine and co-authored by multiple researchers, including Cure Alzheimer’s Fund Research Consortium chairman Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D., and Cure Alzheimer’s Fund grant recipient Rob Moir, Ph.D., has found that war veterans who experience brain injuries from blast explosions are at risk for later developing neurological disease. This research was covered in multiple news outlets, including The New York Times.

From the article:

The paper provides the strongest evidence yet that some and perhaps many combat veterans with invisible brain injuries caused by explosions are at risk of developing long-term neurological disease—a finding that, if confirmed, would have profound implications for military policy, veterans programs and future research. 

Read the article here.

Also, view video coverage on CBS Evening News here.