Tests Show NFL Brain Damage May Linger, Start Young

Fox, Cynthia
February 2015
Bioscience Technology;2/9/2015, p1
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The article discusses a study on the presence of a molecular imaging technology for visualizing and quantifying brain injury at molecular level and in real-time in the living human brain. Topics discussed include how the technology allows for research studies to test for signs of brain injury of every year of National Football League (NFL) play and years after cessation of play and how accumulated brain damages linked to concussion caused memory deficits in 9 former NFL players.


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