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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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Predicting and Preventing Alzheimer’s

Researchers have discovered a blood test that can accurately predict the onset of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. The test detects “biomarkers” in the blood that, if found, can determine if someone will develop Alzheimer’s disease within three years. Scientists from Georgetown University Medical Centre monitored 525 healthy participants aged 70+ over five years. They compared…
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