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Computer Model May Help Athletes and Soldiers Avoid Brain Damage and Concussions

March 12, 2013

K. T. Ramesh Concussions can occur in sports and in combat, but health experts do not know precisely which jolts, collisions and awkward head movements during these activities pose the greatest risks to the brain. To find out, Johns Hopkins University engineers have developed a powerful computer-based process that helps identify the dangerous conditions that lead to concussion-related brain injuries. Full Story

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