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Experimental PET Scan Detects Tau Protein in NFL Players

News   Apr 12, 2019 | Original story from Boston University Medical Center

 
Experimental PET Scan Detects Tau Protein in NFL Players

These images show areas of the brain where an experimental brain scan detected higher abnormal tau protein in a group of former NFL football players than compared to a group of control subjects. The former football players in the study have self-reported cognitive, mood, and behavior symptoms that are thought to be associated with CTE. Credit: Courtesy of the New England Journal of Medicine

 
 
 

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