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CTE found in former soccer players, study shows

Posted in Medicine on 15th Feb, 2017
by Alex Muller

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease thought to be caused by repeated injuries to the head.

Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Researchers were able to detect mild to moderate traumatic brain lesions with an accuracy of 97 percent.

EyeGuide Focus is claimed to detect concussions in 10 seconds

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Although concussions can have very serious consequences, they're also difficult to diagnose without the proper equipment.

Sprayable foam that slows bleeding could save lives

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015
by Alex Muller

Using a material derived from crustacean shells, scientists have now developed a foam that can be sprayed onto an open wound to stop the bleeding.

Why do cells rush to heal a wound? Mysteries of wound healing unlocked

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015
by Alex Muller

Research has discovered how cells know to heal a wound, opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.