Peripheral vision reaction time assessment to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury patients

A new test using peripheral vision reaction time could lead to earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment of mild traumatic brain injury, often referred to as a concussion, according to Peter J. Bergold, PhD, professor of physiology and pharmacology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center and corresponding author of a study published by the Journal of Neurotrauma. While … Continue reading Peripheral vision reaction time assessment to diagnose mild traumatic brain injury patients

Concussion and Alzheimer’s disease link

New research has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition. The findings, which appear in the journal Brain, show promise for detecting the influence of concussion on neurodegeneration.Brain. Ashton UniversityModerate-to-severe traumatic brain injury is one of the strongest environmental risk factors for … Continue reading Concussion and Alzheimer’s disease link

Tau protein as biomarker for predicting recovery time after concussion

Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following a sport-related concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and delayed return to play for athletes, according to a study published in Journal Neurology. The findings suggest that tau, which can be measured in the blood, may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an … Continue reading Tau protein as biomarker for predicting recovery time after concussion

Magnetoencephalography and computational analysis to accurately diagnose concussions

Simon Fraser University researchers have found that high-resolution brain scans, coupled with computational analysis, could play a critical role in helping to detect concussions that conventional scans might miss.In a study published in PLOS Computational Biology, Vasily Vakorin and Sam Doesburg show how magnetoencephalography (MEG), which maps interactions between regions of the brain, could detect … Continue reading Magnetoencephalography and computational analysis to accurately diagnose concussions