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Simple blood test detects ‘hidden’ brain injuries

In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers are making new progress in finding ways to detect a traumatic yet sinister brain injury with a simple blood test, according to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).  The blood test can detect concussions and subconcussive injuries better and faster than a routine CT scan, even when there are no outward symptoms. Earlier detection could prevent more extensive damage, the AAAS reported.  An estimated 80% to 90% of people have had some form of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and an estimated 4 to 6 million people are on disability due to severe conditions resulting from their TBI, although many more are undocumented.  Read more.....

 

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