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UTHSC scores grant from Dept. of Defense to research treatment for a type of dementia


Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can lead to the development of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the most common forms of dementia found in people under the age of 65. Actor Bruce Willis — who is 67 — was diagnosed with the condition recently, and currently, there is no treatment for it.

A team of researchers at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), however, is looking to change this.

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