TRAUMA AUTOIMMUNE INDICATOR (TAI) SCREENING
OUR TEAM HAS FOUND A CONNECTION BETWEEN SPECIFIC BLOOD-BASED BIOMARKERS AND THE PSYCHOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS IN THOSE WHO SUFFER FROM PTSD.
To deploy the power of Trauma Autoimmune Indicators (TAIs) for individualized prevention of trauma related diseases and disorders (including PTSD). Through the power of biopsychology and data analysis, we believe we can unlock personalized medical treatment options for those who suffer the effects of trauma.
It's a pretty incredible world we live in. Beautiful and full of hope and opportunity. But for too many, their lives are shattered by trauma. In fact, it is estimated that over 6% of Americans are currently suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
On February 10th, 2010, Dr. Joe Ng survived an on campus shooting within the Biology department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). During a routine staff meeting, Joe’s colleague pulled out a handgun and systematically shot her co-workers, ultimately killing three of them. In the wake of the shooting, Joe noticed the different ways people dealt with tragedy and grief, and the ways that grief manifested itself. Why were some people more resilient than others? Why did some deal with the post-traumatic stress better than others? Why did some people develop crippling diseases?