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Military Policy Impedes Research On Traumatic Brain Injuries

The U.S. military set up a bank to collect brain tissue samples to better understand battlefield brain injury. But a law that prevents tissue donations from U.S. troops has severely hampered efforts. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: Hundreds of thousands of American troops have suffered some form of traumatic brain injury from the shockwave of explosions in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

The best way to treat traumatic brain injuries is to rapidly reduce neuroinflammation and keep it under control until the brain has sufficiently healed. You don’t need more brains to study, just more trials with high-dose fish oil as it has been shown to be effective in both animal models and human studies, including the ones I have already published.

 

 

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