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Blood Tests the Future of Concussion Diagnosis

A simple blood test may be all it takes to diagnose a concussion, according to new research out of Sweden. The study identified total tau protein (T-tau) as the unique biomarker able to confirm concussion diagnosis and predict the severity and duration of symptoms. T-tau is typically found only in cerebral spinal fluid. But a…
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Canada Invests $7.5M in Concussion Research

The Canadian government and a few strategic partners have committed $7.5 million to concussion research. The money will support 19 projects focused on concussion prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Health Minister Rona Ambrose acknowledges the struggle that brain injury causes many families. "Whether it's a hockey concussion, a senior's fall, or violence in the home, injuries…
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