Concussion Research Reached A New Milestone As Scientists Made New Achievement

Concussion Research Reached A New Milestone As Scientists Made New Achievement
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The concussion research reached a new milestone as the scientists made new achievement in the study of the effects of concussions. A joint team of scientists from Canada and the United States, including researchers from the Simon Fraser University, are getting closer to develop a method to estimate how effective is, in reality, a treatment for concussions.

The researchers analyzed the brain functions of Junior A hockey players over multiple years, by using a new brainwave monitoring technique which translates sophisticated brain waves into results that are essential in assessing the effectiveness of concussions treatments.

“We can now measure whether treatments are effective and whether it’s safe to return to play,” said Dr. Ryan D’Arcy, a neuroscientist at the Simon Fraser University. He added that this new study is of great significance in shedding more light on harder to detect symptoms caused by concussions.

Concussion Research Reached A New Milestone As Scientists Made New Achievement

“The current tests are really subjective and error-prone. It’s not practical to access objective multi-million dollar MRI instruments. So what this does is it fills the gap, and it provides an objective physiological measure at ringside or field-side and it allows us, just like you can measure your blood pressure and monitor your risk factors for cardiac, it allows us actually to monitor your risk factors for concussion using that measure,” explained Dr. Ryan D’Arcy during an interview with NEWS 1130.

The recent achievement made by scientists helped the concussion research reach a new milestone, as the researchers came up with a reliable method to test the effectiveness of concussion treatments.

“If a concussion should happen, always err on the side of caution. It’s always important to advocate that the policies for any sports league take this more seriously. Prevention ultimately is the best answer,” concluded D’Arcy for NEWS 1130.


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