Biomarkers of concussion explored in new study

Written by Alice Weatherston

An important prospective study of biomarkers of concussion in rugby players has recently commenced at University College London (UK). The study, which has been funded by The Drake Foundation and is running in partnership with Saracens Rugby Club, provides an opportunity to further expand work that is already providing key psychometric and impact data on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in the sport. Concussion or mTBI is notoriously difficult to diagnose, and recently increasing concern has been raised about both the short- and long-term impacts of mTBI in athletes competing in contact sports. In January 2015, Saracens players began wearing...

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