A Biomarker for CTE Could Make Living Diagnosis Possible

The discovery of a biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) could lead to diagnosis of the disease in living individuals, something not currently possible.

CTE is a neurodegenerative brain disease thought to be caused by repeated blows to the head, resulting in brain damage that accumulates over time. A recent study of 111 NFL players who donated their brains after death found CTE in all but one of them.
Tests Possible
In new research published Tuesday in PLOS One, a brain p

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