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Study: Powerful Blasts Uniquely Change Brain’s Structure

Since the First World War scientists have been trying to understand the changes that explosions inflict on soldiers’ brains. The phenomenon known as ‘shell shock’ is still poorly understood, but researchers at Johns Hopkins University have recently discovered some new clues. Many veterans who survived powerful explosions show symptoms of psychological injuries, such as mood swings, violent outbursts, difficulty to concentrate or depression. As with people who died in transportation...

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