NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health will award $1.5 million for research to find protein biomarkers that could be used to identify and treat chronic brain injuries (CBI), the long-term effects of traumatic brain injuries.

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development said yesterday it will fund one or two studies next year that will show how the presence of protein biomarkers are related to brain structure or neurological function in CBI patients.

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