Brain Injury

Picture emerges of how kids get head injuries

A study in which more than 43,000 children were evaluated for head trauma offers an unprecedented picture of how children most frequently suffer head injuries, report physicians at Washington University School ...

Nov 12, 2014
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ASU engineer examines brain's inner workings

Deeper understanding of the workings of the human brain will almost certainly open doors to significant medical advances. Gaining that knowledge hinges to a large degree on finding new ways to peer closer ...

Nov 07, 2014
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