Computational studies of strain exposures in neonate and mature rat brains during closed head impact.

@article{Levchakov2006ComputationalSO,
  title={Computational studies of strain exposures in neonate and mature rat brains during closed head impact.},
  author={Anna Levchakov and Eran Linder-Ganz and Ramesh Raghupathi and Susan S Margulies and Amit Gefen},
  journal={Journal of neurotrauma},
  year={2006},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={1570-80}
}
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the most common cause of death in childhood, and the majority of fatal cases are due to motor vehicle accidents, falls, sport-related accidents, and child abuse. Rodents and particularly rats became a commonly used animal model of TBI in childhood as well as in adults, and different techniques are described in the literature to induce the brain injury. However, findings reported in the last decade regarding the increased stiffness of brain tissue in young animals… CONTINUE READING

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