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The Brain : Concussion
Publisher Professor Pankaj Sah Editor Karen McGhee Online Editor Donna Lu Clinical Editor Assoc Prof Terry Coyne Writers Donna Lu, Alan Woodruff Bianca Nogrady Additional Sub-editing Kirsten MacGregor Additional Editorial Support Carolyn Barry Designer Ivan Chow QBI Photography Nick Valmas Medical Illustrations Dr Levent Efe Marketing and Communications Mikaeli Costello Kirsten MacGregor Andrea Markey Publishing Consultant Kylie Ahern On the cover Tatafu Polota-Nau of the Wallabies, and Jude Bolton, ex-Sydney Swans. Photography Mark Nolan/Getty Images For any queries please contact Mikaeli Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org The Queensland Brain Institute is located at The University of Queensland, at St Lucia, QLD, 4072 The Brain Series: Concussion was produced by the Queensland Brain Institute in partnership with the Australian Athletes’ Alliance (AAA), the peak body for Australia's elite professional athletes. CHAPTER 5 DIAGNOSING CONCUSSION Diagnosing concussion through changes in brain function. CHAPTER 6 LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES A protein called tau, and its association with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. CHAPTER 7 TESTING FOR CONCUSSION Striving for better concussion diagnosis in realtime on the sporting fields. CONTENTS The Queensland Brain Institute would like to thank the following people for their volunteer work around this important issue. Rebecca Appleton / Beatrice Bowen / Caroline Chalmers / Richard Chalmers / Brooke Connell / David Croft / Clare Fox Sarah Grant / Lucy Gundelach / Amanda Haack / Lyndsey Henderson / Liza Jane Loch / Hamish Maclean / Marcus Maclean Jeff Maclean / Stephanie Maynes / Terry McCoy / Marnie McLaren / Simon O'Brien / Jonathon Stewart / Zachary Tan Alexis Wallace / Kelly Wilkes / Sally-Ann Williams / Jeremy Willink.
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