Prevention of Blast-Related Injuries
Technical Report,15 Jun 2015,14 Jun 2016
Wayne State University Detroit United States
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This report covers work done on blast testing of live anesthetized swine and on unembalmed cadavers. A detailed histological study of blast-exposed swine brain showed that there was damage to both the axons and the neuron cell bodies in the form -APP immunoreactivity and other tests, suggesting that the mechanism of injury may be different from that of blunt impact. We have also developed computer models of the swine and human brain and are in the process of validating them against the acquired experimental data. It is proposed that future research concentrate on seeking injury mechanisms to brain cells caused by a pressure wave.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Anatomy and Physiology