Researchers and a biotechnology company are working toward making a test more readily available for clinicians to detect the protein tau in patients with brain injuries. Such a test would more accurately determine when athletes with head injuries can return to the playing field.
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Healio | January 26, 2017
GenomeWeb | January 17, 2017
Many assessments for concussion rely on asking the injured person question like what year it is or who the president is, but researchers and companies are looking for ways to easily tease out biomarkers for concuss
Wired | January 17, 2017
“It’s like trying to find grains of sand in a thousand Olympic-size swimming pools,” says Jessica Gill, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health who studies brain trauma and PTSD in soldiers. “That’s why we hadn’t been looking for it, even though we always thought it was there.” But now,…
NPR Science Friday | January 13, 2017
NPR Science Friday segment featuring guests Jessica Gill and Robert Stern discussing new research that finds that levels of tau in the blood after a concussion correlate with how long it takes an athlete to return to play.
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360dx | January 9, 2017
Quanterix announced on Monday it and BioMérieux have signed a new licensing deal giving both firms greater flexibility to commercialize products within their respective fields.
ScienceDaily | January 6, 2017
Elevated levels of the brain protein tau following concussion are associated with a longer recovery period and may serve as a marker to help physicians determine an athlete's readiness to return to play, report investigators.
Science | January 6, 2017
In athletes who suffered a concussion, a protein in their blood may be able to predict when they can return to action.
Z Living| january 3, 2017
Carrie Fisher’s recent heart failure (in addition to the passing of her iconic mother Debbie Reynolds) reminds us all how much this country struggles with heart disease, where it's the leading cause of death. In a fascinating attempt to curb this issue, one Massachusetts-based company is creating
Boston Business Journal | December 20, 2016
A Boston Business Journal survey of the 28 life science companies that got state tax breaks this year in exchange for vows to create jobs found that at least nine achieved their goals, Quanterix is one of them, while five ended up declining their awards.