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Posts Tagged ‘football and CTE’

By On March 15th, 2016

Senior NFL Official Acknowledges Link Between Football And CTE For The First Time

After years of controversy, litigation, and horrific deaths, a senior official from the NFL has finally acknowledged the connection between football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) for the first time. The NFL’s senior vice president of health and safety, Jeff Miller, admitted that a link exists between the two during a roundtable discussion on the…

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By On September 16th, 2014

An Experimental Compound May Help Doctors Differentiate CTE From Alzheimer’s

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the neurodegenerative brain disease associated with repeat traumatic brain injuries, is currently only able to be diagnosed post-mortem, but a new method of neuroimaging may be able to identify it in living people. A case study conducted by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Molecular Neuroimaging (MNI) LLC…

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