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Profound Damage Found in the Brain of Maine Gunman

PANTHER research aims to understand the connection between blast exposure and biophysical changes in the brain. This is the groundwork needed for preventing injury.

Evidence of blast exposure

Every summer, his platoon of the 3rd Battalion conducted a two-week field course. ...Mr. Card spent most of his time on the grenade range. Each of the 1,200 cadets had to throw at least one grenade; most threw two. Soldiers said that over the years, Mr. Card could have easily been exposed to more than 10,000 blasts.

Evidence of physical damage in the brain

This was not C.T.E., the report said. It was a characteristic pattern of damage that has been found before in military veterans who were repeatedly exposed to weapons blasts during their service.



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