Latest News - Concussion & Brain Injury

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Only 40% of TBI in Youth Related to Contact Sports

A new study from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that daily childhood activities not related to sports or recreation are t…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Seqster Collaborate on New Proof-of-Concept Study for Traumatic Brain Injury Biomarkers

The Boston University Ryan Center for Sports Medicine and Related Services and Seqster (San Diego, California) plan to partner in the Ryan Center’s proof of concept study for identifying potenti…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Food and Drug Administration Permits Marketing of First Blood Test to Evaluate Concussion

As part of the breakthrough devices program, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) permitted marketing of the brain trauma indicator (Banyan Biomarkers, Inc; San Diego, California), the first blood t…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Neural Analytics Partners with Department of Defense to Develop Portable Device to Assess Combat-Related TBI

The Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Neural Analytics, Inc. a $10 million contract to develop and supply a portable, point-of-injury device for assessing combat-related traumatic brain inj…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

National Grant Awarded to Mount Sinai to Continue the New York Traumatic Brain Injury Model System

The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) has awarded the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Largest CTE Study in Football Players to Date Finds Pathological Diagnosis in 110 out of 111 NFL Players

The already compelling evidence tying football to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is now even stronger, with the publication of findings from the largest study yet to evaluate the brains of dec…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Dysport Approved for Lower Limb Spasticity

The FDA has expanded the indication of Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA, Ipsen Biopharmaceuticals) to include lower limb spasticity. In a Phase 3 study, adult patients treated with Dysport following a stro…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Validation Study for Potential CTE Detection Blood Test Initiated

Researchers with Exosome Sciences, Inc., are initiating a clinical study involving retired NFL players and a data-supported biomarker candidate to detect and monitor Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (…

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

AMA Takes Policy Steps to Encourage Further CTE Research

The American Medical Association (AMA) has recently adopted new policies urging further research into the detection, causes, and prevention of head injuries. In particular, the policies encourage effo…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

FDA Clears Handheld TBI Assessment Device

The FDA has cleared BrainScope’s newest device for the assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI), the Ahead 300. Developed in partnership with the US Department of Defense, the Ahead 300 provid…

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