Hopkins at Home: Using Biomarkers to Shape Clinical Care for Brain Injuries
Biomarkers are changing the way we approach and deliver care for Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI). Biological molecules indicating a specific process, biomarkers can help scientists study the mechanisms behind TBI, learn more about divergent responses to TBIs in different populations, and better predict patient reactions.
In this presentation, Jessica Gill, Ph.D., will discuss recent findings about the diagnosis of brain injuries, the identification of biomarkers that shape recovery in acute patients and athletes, and more. We'll learn about chronic symptoms in Veterans and civilians, and how biomarkers may relate to neuronal vulnerability that contributes to onset and maintenance of symptoms. We'll even learn about recent studies showing how sweat can be used as a biomarker in a community setting.