Study on living athletes with past injuries indicates common evidence of brain trauma

by Blogburger on January 24, 2013

Email Print Order Reprint Share This Text tool name tool goes here By JOHN KEILMAN – Chicago Tribune By JOHN KEILMAN Chicago Tribune For years, researchers trying to determine whether concussion-prone football players suffered profound neurological damage had to wait until after the athletes’ deaths to examine their brain tissue under a microscope. But in a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, experts at Evanston, Ill.’s NorthShore Neurological Institute and the University of California Los Angeles say they might be getting closer to detecting the dementia-like condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in living people. The study used… – Science News

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