Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports

1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living

Source:  Stock images of football players

Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport.  Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease.  Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living.  The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion..  But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present.  It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University.  For a great news blog, go to
Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source:  Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University Scientists Boston University rese...

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