A Blood Test for Brain Damage

This week the FDA approves the first ever blood test for diagnosing concussions, and a group of scientists develop a neural network that could save you a trip to the eye doctor.

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https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm596531.htm

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A blood test could be used to monitor NFL players’ brains—if only we would invent it
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Frequently Asked Questions about CTE

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