concussion

Researchers have developed a spit-based miRNA test to gauge concussion duration in children, NPR reports.

Researchers and companies move to develop blood-based tests for concussion, according to Scientific American.

Mark of a Concussion

Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.

Stat News reports that companies offering genetic tests for concussion risk are struggling.

The firms said their test will be developed to detect levels of the tau protein that can leak into a person's bloodstream after head trauma or injury.

Researchers examine protein biomarkers for concussion in JAMA Neurology.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The Translational Genomics Research Institute will use $25,000 in new funding to continue research into football-related concussions.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Translational Genomics Research Institute and Easton-Bell Sports, through its Riddell brand, are partnering on a study on the molecular underpinnings of concussions.

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.