The Neutrino Donut recently completed a stint as a member of a grant review panel for defense medical technologies. The focus was on mild traumatic brain injuries and attempts to diagnose the condition in soldiers as well as athletes.
There have been extensive gains in this space and a strong focus on identifying patients earlier and seeking treatment. Concussions, which were ignored in the past, are recognized as part of long term treatment issues for many members of our population.
New technologies in understanding the brain, helmet and similar technology support, and treatment programs were all part of the process.