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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 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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By On February 24th, 2016

Sideline Tests For Concussion May Be Less Accurate For Non-Native English Speakers

New research presented this week at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Sacramento, California, suggests current sideline concussion assessments may not properly take primary language into consideration, which may be leading to disparities in concussion diagnosis rates. Many athletic teams from pee-wee football to the pros are turning to sideline tests to provide…

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By On March 12th, 2015

Can an Eye-Test Really Diagnose a Concussion in 2 Minutes?

Diagnosing a concussion can be a tricky process. While there are tools hitting the market proclaiming to help diagnose traumatic brain injuries, the majority of the process still relies on subjective answers to questions from professionals. However, a new report from researchers from the NYU Langone Concussion Center claims a simple vision test could cut…

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By On January 14th, 2015

A Blood Test For TBI May Not Be Possible After All

Despite huge efforts from the U.S. government and private sector, new research published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the Holy Grail in brain injury diagnosis may not be possible after all. The animal study says complications involving the brain’s waste removal system – which has been only recently discovered – could potentially prevent researchers…

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By On January 8th, 2015

FDA Approves New Traumatic Brain Injury Diagnosis Test

A new traumatic brain injury diagnosis tool may be available for widespread use in the near future as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment. Better known as DANA, the diagnosis tool is a mobile-phone based app created to assist medical providers in identifying traumatic brain injuries in approximately…

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