Pentagon Establishes Brain Repository To Study TBI
According to USA Today reporter Gregg Zoroya, the Pentagon is taking a hands-on role in understanding the mysteries of traumatic brain injury. They have created a brain bank in a Washington suburb so they can research the damage done to brains during military service.
The most common injury for troops is traumatic brain injury, and while they only have one brain so far, the military is hoping to explore the complicated issue of TBI. They are particularly hoping to understand its connection to chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, a disorder commonly found in deceased NFL players and professional boxers.