Diagnosing Concussions in the NFL–As Easy As Drawing Blood?

A blood test to diagnose concussion has become the “Holy Grail” of brain injury science.

A soon-to-be released paper from National Institutes of Health is expected to elevate a more scientific approach to diagnosing a concussion–more quickly than standard the standard clinical methods of today.  This research raises hopes that eventually a blood test for concussion will be as objective as diagnosing high blood pressure or a heart attack.  This paper will be published in the next few weeks in the journal Neurology.

To read more about this research and what it could be mean for the future of NFL players, click here.