Could a blood test diagnose a brain injury?

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They have been awarded a $2.38M federal grant to run trials on a test that detects a peptide that is released in the bloodstream after an injury to the brain. The grant will allow researchers in Pennsylvania to test peptide levels in 21- to 30-year-olds who have had sports-related brain injuries.

This is very interesting research as concussions often go undetected because victims do not always immediately show outward symptoms. This test could help prevent further damage to the brain from letting such injuries go untreated.

Claire Howard is a Partner in the Personal Injury team

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