02 Apr '13, 6pm

Brain research could lead to breakthroughs for troops with TBI, PTSD

Lt. Col. (Dr.) Wilmer Jones, 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group vascular surgeon, reviews medical images at Joint Base Balad, Iaq on April 13, 2009. Dilia Ayala/U.S. Air Force WASHINGTON — The White House on Tuesday unveiled a $100 million research initiative to better understand how the human brain works, a bold undertaking with potentially life-changing ramifications for troops with debilitating combat injuries. “Imagine if we could reverse traumatic brain injury or PTSD for our veterans who are coming home ... That’s what we’re imagining. That’s what we’re hoping for,” President Barack Obama said at the project announcement, before a crowd of neurology scientists and surgeons. “They’re ambitious goals, but they’re achievable.” Officials said the new effort -- a “grand challenge” along the lines of the moon race and the human genome project -- was mentioned by Obama in hi...

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