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Experimental PET scan detects abnormal tau protein in brains of living former NFL players

Experimental PET scan detects abnormal tau protein in brains of living former NFL players

Using an experimental positron emission tomography (PET) scan, researchers have found elevated amounts of abnormal tau protein in brain regions affected by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a small group of living former National Football League (NFL) players with cognitive, mood and behavior symptoms.

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