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Can highway pollution cause brain damage?

A study shows particles kicked up on the road can cause damage to neurons in mice, but what's that mean for humans? WTOP's Kristi King reports.

Tags: Environmental and Health Perspectives , University of Southern California , highway pollution , Kristi King

Wednesday - 04/13/2011, 02:48pm EDT

Pedestrian accident raises safety concerns at GMU

Michelle Dawson was stuck by a car as she tried to cross University Drive on George Mason's campus March 29 at a crosswalk just a few yards from the campus police station. Dawson, 21, suffered brain damage and may be partially paralyzed.

Tags: George Mason University , pedestrians , Michelle Dawson , Dave Dawson , speed limit , George Ginovsky , Fairfax , Route 123 , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 04/07/2010, 07:01pm EDT