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Posts Tagged ‘CTE and football’

By On October 10th, 2018

CTE questions surround former USC player’s death

Kevin Ellison was the captain of the University of Southern California football team, an all-Pac-12 safety, and three-time Rose Bowl winner. For a short time, he was also a member of the San Diego Chargers. This week, Kevin Ellison died walking along a San Fernando Valley freeway. The USC Trojans Twitter account announced the news…

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By On December 15th, 2017

NFL stars answer whether they would take a CTE test

For NFL players, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) represents an existential threat. They know researchers are hard at work developing a test to identify CTE in living people, and they know there is a good chance a large number of them are living with the debilitating brain disease. So, what happens when that test finally becomes…

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By On September 27th, 2017

CTE experts say breakthrough findings may help diagnose the disease in living athletes

Since its discovery over a decade ago, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has been a sort of boogeyman to both the worlds of professional sports (most notably football) and medical research. The permanent degenerative brain disease was known to silently fester in the brains of people affected by repeated head trauma while gradually causing debilitating and…

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