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New Jersey Institute of Technology

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Rate Alterable Traumatic Brain Injury Device For Rodent Models, Radia Abdul Wahab Jan 2014

Rate Alterable Traumatic Brain Injury Device For Rodent Models, Radia Abdul Wahab

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a physical impact to the head resulting in functional deficits in memory and motor systems. TBI is a prevalent problem occurring in 1.7 million people annually in the United States (Faul et al. 2010). TBIs can differ greatly in terms of the biomechanics of the impact such as magnitude, direction and rate. Indeed, it is likely that the wide range of TBI outcomes may be due to the physical characteristics of the trauma. Studies to date on impact have used injury devices with limited alterable parameters. Therefore, the existing impact studies have considered the ...