U of L concussion research could lead to new brain testing

LETHBRIDGE – From the professional to the junior leagues, concussions are just the reality of some sports.However, when it comes to testing blows to the head, there are exams physicians do, but there is no way to definitively determine if a person has experienced a concussion.The neuroscience team at the University of Lethbridge is trying to change exactly that through a simple urine sample.Story continues below“There’s nothing that is a definitive yes or no,” said Douglass Kiss, a neuroscience masters student. “Right now there is subjective neurological tests where a [subject] will get a battery of questions they will be asked and a few tasks [doctors] need to perform. Based off of that they get diagnosed with a concussion.”The research Kiss and his group are working on is “metabolic profiling”…


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