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NCIRE – The Veterans Health Research Institute is the leading nonprofit research institute in the United States devoted to advancing Veterans health research.
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May 20, 2016
Meet the Author
Justin Constantine, LtCol, US Marine Corps (Ret.)
At the 2015 The Brain at War, LtCol Justin Constantine, US Marine Corps (Ret.), gave a dynamic and moving speech about his deployment to Iraq and living with the aftermath of his combat-related injuries.
Apr 26, 2016
More Power to Peer into The Brain
The San Francisco VA Medical Center has the only Magnetom 7 Tesla in the entire VA system. What is a 7 Tesla? And how is it transforming the detection and treatment of the invisible wounds of war such as traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and other neurocognitive disorders - including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease - that strike the Veteran community at rates much higher than the general population?
Apr 22, 2016
Hearing Loss and Tinnitus are the Most Common Injuries Reported by Service Members and Veterans
Tinnitus Research
Hearing loss and tinnitus are the most common injuries reported by service members and Veterans. In a Washington Post article, Stephen Carlson, who served two tours in Afghanistan as an infantryman, explores the personal costs associated with hearing loss. NCIRE-supported researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center have made significant advances in tinnitus imaging and treatment using methods such as Deep Brain Stimulation.
Jan 20, 2016
Preparing and Empowering Older Patients to Make Critical Medical Decisions
Rebecca Sudore, MD
If you were faced with a serious medical decision what would you hope for? You may wish for a caring and trusted physician to help guide you through your treatment choices. But you may also hope that you had a solid foundation to fall back on to make these difficult decisions.

May 4, 2016
NCIRE scientist and board member Dr. Judy Yee is using futuristic medical imaging technology—EchoPixel, 3D glasses, and Virtual Reality—to catch potentially cancerous lesions. Learn more here.

Mar 31, 2016
Depression in the elderly may almost double the likelihood of dementia, according to a recent study by neuropsychologist Allison Kaup, PhD, who conducts clinical research at UCSF and the San Francisco VA Medical Center. But her research also points to promising interventions. Read more here.

Mar 23, 2016
Learn how The Brain Health Registry, directed by Dr. Michael Weiner, is helping to accelerate clinical trials in the war on Alzheimer’s. Read more here.

The Brain at War

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