UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC)
The purpose of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) is to maintain a comprehensive basic and clinical scientific program in the field of TBI emphasizing translational research to develop effective therapies for head injured patients.
To this end, the UCLA BIRC adheres to the research goal of applying knowledge obtained from basic science studies toward understanding the neurobiology of human Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Consequently, a fundamental commitment of the UCLA BIRC is to support technological advances in imaging, neurophysiology, molecular biology, modeling and behavioral neuroscience, which can be applied with equal rigor to experimental animal subjects as well as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) patients.
As such, UCLA maintains a center of excellence where students and faculty can come to receive training in this important endeavor.
UCLA will lead $21 million, grant-funded study of epilepsy after traumatic brain injuries -Research provides opportunities for determining how epilepsy develops
A UCLA-led international consortium of academic research institutions has been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy following traumatic brain injuries. Read full story.
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