New study reports signs of CTE in living athletes
A study released this week by researchers from UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the NorthShore Neurological Institute reported signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in living former NFL players.
According to USA Today, “The investigators admit the study was small and more research is needed, but it is a potential breakthrough in fighting a disease that has been only diagnosed after death.”
“The hope would be if you could identify them while they are in the early states that they could be treated,” Dr. Julian Bailes, co-author of the report, told USA Today.
Source: NFL Media