Tag: Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium

Missouri S&T explosives researcher studies blast-induced brain injuries

Posted by on February 15, 2018

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The Experimental Mine at Missouri S&T is known to many as the site of a popular summer Explosives Camp for high school students, and for its designation by Popular Science magazine as the country’s “coolest lab.” For Dr. Catherine Johnson, assistant professor of explosives engineering, the Missouri S&T mine is also an invaluable testing ground to study a life-altering ailment that can impact athletes, car accident victims, members of the military and others: traumatic brain injury (TBI). In partnership with neuroscientists from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and researchers with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the native Briton uses the outdoor lab to mimic battlefield conditions and explore how carefully calibrated explosions affect the brain’s wiring.

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Missouri S&T partners with PCRMC, Fort Leonard Wood to address traumatic brain injury issues

Posted by on January 23, 2018

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Dozens of researchers at Missouri S&T are conducting research related to traumatic brain injury (TBI) through Acute Effects of Neurotrauma Consortium (AENC), a new partnership with Phelps County Regional Medical Center (PCRMC), the U.S. Army at Fort Leonard Wood and the Army’s Leonard Wood Institute.

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