TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State football on Thursday announced its participation in a first-of-its-kind study with helmet maker Riddell and the Phoenix-based Translational Genomics Research Institute to advance detection and treatment of concussions.
TGen has been collecting data from a group of players since before ASU's fall camp began, combining blood-based molecular information and the monitoring of head impacts. Data is collected during practices and games from players who volunteered. Riddell's Sideline Response System collects the head-impact data in real time.
The study aims to aid doctors in better diagnosing concussions and determining when it's safe for a player to return to the field. Researchers also hope it will determine if sub-concussive hits can be identified through the molecular data.
"Involvement in this study is consistent with our long-term goals, and also increases awareness and understanding of this important topic, as well as furthers the Pac-12's Student-A...