Researchers Are Developing a Method to Identify CTE in Living Athletes
Until now, brain autopsies have been the only method for detection
“It’s an encouraging advance. It looks like they have detected CTE in living players,” said University of California neurologist and imaging expert Dr. Gil Rabinovici. “It’s hugely important to be able to detect the disease in living people.”
The levels of the protein in the players’ brains also helped the researchers determine that CTE is a different disease than Alzheimer’s.
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