Scientists Partner with Argonne Lab to Understand “Invisible” Brain Injuries

March 28, 2019


Joseph Orgel, professor of biology and biomedical engineering, associate director of BioCAT: We are able to correlate the experience that a person has with what kind of outcome they may have in terms of a traumatic brain injury.

It's a surprisingly small amount of force that is necessary to induce this change in the myelin sheath that could lead to a brain injury, and we're able to measure it and to determine the force circumstances under which it occurs and because of that, when somebody has an accident, we're able to begin to determine what kind of outcome they may have.

So from the laboratory we can test what happens materially, what changes occur in cells under what conditions, and then apply that in the field for real people.