December 5, 2016

Researchers Explore Way to Detect Brain Injury in NFL Players

Researchers say they’ve discovered a new way to detect and track brain injury related to repeated concussions in National Football League (NFL) players.  Coughlin and her colleagues instead used positron emission tomography (PET) scans to track changes in a specific protein that regularly exists in low levels in the brain, but increases when the brain’s immune cells respond to injury.  {read more here}