Blood Test Offers Faster, Safer Diagnosis Of Sports Brain Injury, University of Gothenburg Study

Published: Mar 14, 2014

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One-hour photo may need to make room for one-hour blood tests, as a team of Swedish researchers has developed a way to check for sports injuries in the brain soon after contact. Hockey, football, boxing, and most recently, soccer, have all found themselves, at one point or another, center-stage in the concussion controversy. The NFL is the largest culprit, with growing numbers of retirees falling to CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy — a degenerative disease of the brain that essentially turns all cognitive function to mush, robbing former athletes of their once-titanic strength and turning them violent and depressed.

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