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By On January 3rd, 2019

FDA Approves New No-Baseline Concussion Test

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new non-invasive concussion test that promises to diagnose brain injuries without prior baseline testing by using a four-minute eye tracking test. With this approval, the test known as EyeBOX has become the first no-baseline concussion approved for marketing. One of the biggest hurdles in diagnosing brain…

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By On February 15th, 2018

FDA approves blood test that promises to diagnose brain trauma

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a new blood test that could help diagnose concussions without the need for X-rays. According to the FDA, the test can speed up treatment and potentially save money. However, experts say the blood test isn’t quite what people are promising. Billed as a “blood test for concussion”,…

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By On September 20th, 2017

Smartphone app may diagnose brain injuries based on just your eyes

A team of researchers, computer scientists, and engineers say they have created a powerful tool to quickly identify concussions soon after they happen, and you likely have the technology in your pocket already. The team says they have developed an app called PupilScreen capable of using the average smartphone camera to track imperceptible changes in…

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By On December 28th, 2016

Diagnosing Brain Injuries With a Hearing Test?

Scientists are looking everywhere imaginable in the hunt for an objective test for concussions. Most studies have focused on advanced imaging techniques and blood tests, but there are other ways researchers are attempting to scientifically diagnose brain injuries. One such attempt may be onto something, as a small study published in the journal Scientific Reports…

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By On November 14th, 2016

Could a Blood Test Soon Be Used To Detect Concussions?

Researchers have been hard at work identifying potential biomarkers for concussions in hopes that one day a blood test may be used to diagnose brain injuries quickly and accurately. Now, a small Canadian study suggests that dream may come true in the not too distant future. The study, published in the journal Metabolomics, suggests a…

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By On April 20th, 2016

Could This Ultrasound Helmet Be Used To Diagnose Concussions?

A new test using ultrasound waves to diagnose concussions may soon make it easier and cheaper to accurately evaluate brain injuries immediately after they happen, according to research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting this month. The researchers from Neural Analytics have designed a portable helmet capable of quickly and accurately…

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