An UCLA study finds the protein that causes football-related brain damage in living ex-players.
To read the report,please click HERE.
Their conclusion : ‘The small sample size and lack of autopsy confirmation warrant larger, more definitive studies, but if future research confirms these initial findings, FDDNP-PET may offer a means for premorbid identiication of neurodegeneration in contact-sports athletes.’
The scientific report is signed by
Gary W. Small, M.D., Vladimir Kepe, Ph.D., Prabha Siddarth, Ph.D.,
Linda M. Ercoli, Ph.D., David A. Merrill, M.D., Ph.D., Natacha Donoghue, B.A.,
Susan Y. Bookheimer, Ph.D., Jacqueline Martinez, M.S., Bennet Omalu, M.D.,
Julian Bailes, M.D., Jorge R. Barrio, Ph.D.
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