Blood Test Shows Promise in Diagnosing Concussions
from Philadelphia Inquirer via Star Tribune
For decades, researchers have been seeking a blood test that could diagnose a concussion and tell whether it is severe enough to cause lasting brain damage. In a big step toward that goal, University of Pennsylvania scientists found that a blood protein called SNTF surged and stayed elevated in professional hockey players with persistent concussion symptoms, but not in players who recovered within a few days.
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