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31 January 2018

Diagnosing concussions can be tricky

Diagnosing concussions can be tricky. Now, scientists in the USA have come up with a method that may make the process easier and more accurate. They have discovered that the presence of certain biomarkers in the spit of a patient makes it easier to identify concussions and allows doctors to predict how long the symptoms are likely to last. The research has focused on are so-called micro-RNAs – small bits of genetic material that occur throughout the body and reflect how injuries and diseases affect the way our genes function.

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