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Biomarker, Innovation

New biomarkers could help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injury through simple blood test

October 31, 2017

Via: The Medical News

UCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins, from brain cells called astrocytes, which are released instantly into the bloodstream when astrocytes’ outer membranes […]


Innovation, Research

Penn scientists receive $9.25 million grant for research on concussion

May 19, 2017

Via: The Medical News

The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation announced today it has awarded a $9.25 million grant to Penn researchers to study the underlying mechanisms of concussion and help uncover potential clinical interventions that could improve recovery. The grant was awarded to […]


Innovation, Medical Devices

Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95 percent specificity

October 6, 2016

Via: Medical News Today

A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauged eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with […]


News

Concussion leaves mark in brain’s white matter 6 months after injury

July 8, 2016

Via: Medical News Today

Concussions are an incredibly common injury, affecting millions of Americans each year. Despite their worrying regularity, the long-term impacts and health ramifications of a concussion are still not entirely understood. In short, a concussion is a brain injury that changes […]