Signs of brain injuries in young NFL players adds to evidence linking concussions, CTE

Nov 29, 2016

A composite image shows three scans of a control-subject's brain on top. The brain is mostly dark blue with a few traces of light blue. Below is an NFL player's brain, which is mostly like blue/green with areas of red and orange

 Former NFL players demonstrate higher binding of TSPO across many brain regions compared with the brains of control individuals matched by age, sex, and body mass index

Signs of brain injuries in young NFL players adds to evidence linking concussions, CTE

The Hub at Johns Hopkins  – 4 hours ago
In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair visible on brain imaging from the players.
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  1. MacKenzie
    November 29th, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

    Can CTE be identified in living athletes now?