UCLA Newsroom: Neuroscientist identifies biomarker for traumatic brain injury

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Injury, Brain Research

A new UCLA study in rats shows that levels of a molecule called LPA rise quickly in several sites of the brain after traumatic brain injury, or TBI, suggesting a possible route to development of a diagnostic blood test for humans. The findings are consistent with previous research detecting higher concentrations of LPA in the blood after a brain injury, as well as in cerebrospinal fluid following spinal-cord injury. (August 8, 2018)

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