HCMC experiments with new ways to detect and treat brain injuries

Stories of NFL and NHL players dying from traumatic brain injuries keep making headlines. But contact sports are only one cause of such injuries. Many people suffer from brain injuries from falls, collisions or accidents — and finding a cure for those injuries has doctors stumped.

The Brain Injury Research Lab at Hennepin County Medical Center is studying better ways to detect and treat brain injuries. MPR News host Tom Weber spoke to the lab's leader, neurosurgeon Dr. Uzma Samadani, about her team's latest findings.

To hear their full discussion use the audio player above.

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