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Identifying Signs of Chronic Brain Injury in Living Football Players

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Injuries uncovered

Compared to a normal brain on the left, the brain of a former football player, a 59-year-old former linebacker, is riddled with higher amounts of tau protein (non-blue colors).

Credit: UCLA

Eight former pro football players learned this year that they have signs of a degenerative brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition linked to depression, dementia, and memory loss.

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