People sustain serious head injuries every day in Maryland and other parts of the country. Whether they are injured in a fall, an automobile collision or other kind of incident, brain injury victims must often contend with lifelong side effects and consequences. And while there is so much that researchers and doctors still don’t know about the nature of many traumatic brain injuries, a new two-year study may help shed light on injury cases and how they relate to other medical conditions.
The research study will be conducted by scientists with the Paul G. Allen Institute for Brain Science and the University of Washington, and is expected to cost more than $2 million. Researchers will examine the molecular, structural and cellular makeup of the human brain and analyze how such components are impacted by injury and trauma.