Novel test that could easily diagnose blast injury created by local scientists
In a world first, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute, together with Scientists from Defence Research and Development Canada, have developed a breath test that could be used to diagnose repetitive blast injury – a mild traumatic brain injury resulting from pressure changes that occur during explosions.
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