Blood test to detect brain damage
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Blood test to detect brain damage developed

A simple blood test to detect brain injury has been developed.

A team from the University of Birmingham and the city's Queen Elizabeth Hospital hope the detector could be on the market within three years.

It works by looking for tiny amounts of chemicals produced when the brain is injured.

A small drop of blood is placed on a silicon and gold chip and then placed in the special detector for analysis.

  • 29 Jul 2016