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By On April 6th, 2015

PET Scans Show Promise at Detecting CTE in the Living

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a neurodegenerative brain disease liked to repeated brain injuries, especially in sports. Currently the only way the disease can be diagnosed is through an autopsy examination, but a new study may have found a way to identify the brain disease in living people. The small study, presented in a paper…

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By On December 10th, 2012

Study Finds More Evidence Linking TBI and CTE

New research published in the scientific journal Brain helps support the theory that repeated “mild” traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term degenerative brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study examined brain samples from 85 people with histories of repeated mild TBI, and the study alone has doubled the number of CTE…

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