“Stopping Brain Injury Before it Starts” - Uniformed Services University researchers invited to team with Battelle on 5-year, $22 million TBI prevention effort with DARPA

Photo: scan of a brain

Newswise — Bethesda, Md. – Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant concern for U.S. warfighters, whether in training accidents or combat environments. A vehicle crash, proximity to an explosion or another event resulting in a jolt to the head could result in a mild to severe TBI. These injuries can result in long-term effects, including memory problems, sleep disorders, slower thinking, irritability and depression. Exposure to repeated head trauma, which is common in military environments, increases the risk of neurodegenerative diseases.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) established the Cornerstone program to create preventative methods that target the initial response to a TBI, reducing the treatment needed following a brain injury. Battelle received a five-year, $22 million contract to develop a prophylactic medical intervention through the DARPA Cornerstone program.

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Jul 03, 2024


Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)



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