The supersonic shockwave that accompanies bomb blasts has long been a medical concern because it can affect the brain in ways that might not be readily apparent and cause undetected damage.  The U.S. Office of Naval Research (ONR) wants to expand understanding of how shockwaves’ impact affect the brain. ONR is funding research at the University of Texas-Arlington, Old Dominion University and Purdue University that analyzes the effect of microcavitations—tiny ...

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