Potential Blood Test Identifies Concussion

An April 20 research article out of the University of California, Irvine in collaboration with other major universities has identified a panel of 6 plasma blood test markers to help diagnose acute concussion. One purpose of this blog is to provide up-to-date scientific information on traumatic brain injury (TBI), to the general public in a… Continue Reading


Whiplash, Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Eyes

Whiplash is the term most frequently associated with automobile accidents. We hear the word all the time, is it a real thing? People who are injured often use this word to describe their personal experience of a collision. An individual describes the head jerking motion we have all felt in a car from an accident… Continue Reading


Smooth Pursuit and Traumatic Brain Injury

I have previously discussed the important role of saccadic eye movement in visual function. Saccades are rapid eye movements that allow a person to swiftly look from one place to another in the real world. Humans can quickly shift attention to an object in the field of vision that is off to the side, above,… Continue Reading


Concussions and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Every major newspaper in the country carried this front page story in recent weeks. Medical research showed 110 brains of ex-NFL players out of 111 examined at autopsy had evidence of CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. http://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/2645104 The picture of NFL players’ brains on the front page of newspapers is disturbing on many levels. They are… Continue Reading


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