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Pentagon Hopes Brain Tissue Research Will Help Prevent Injuries

Jun 14, 2013 (All Things Considered) — More than 260,000 cases of traumatic brain injury have been reported by American service members sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Now the Department of Defense has created a tissue bank where the brains of deceased service members will be studied, in an effort to treat and prevent brain injury from combat. Melissa Block speaks with the director of the brain tissue repository, Dr. Daniel Perl.

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Want to learn more about the brain tissue repository for traumatic brain injury? Contact the repository team at or call 855-DON-8TBI (855-366-8824).

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