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Accelerating egg yolks shed light on brain injuries –

Study provides insight into why twisting impacts on the head are dangerous



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Brain food: a raw chicken egg within its membrane, with the shell removed. The yellow yolk floating within the white is visible. (Courtesy: Biswarup Ganguly/CC BY 3.0)
New insights into how brain injuries occur have been gleaned from a simple study of how an egg yolk is deformed when rotational forces are applied to its outer shell. The experiments were done by Ji Lang, Rungun Nathan and Qianhong Wu at Villanova University in the US, who conclude that brain injuries are far more likely to result…

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