Scientific Breakthrough Can Test Live Subjects For CTE
This is far more useful than scanning the brains of dead people. Ana Kasparian, Brett Erlich, and Grace Baldridge, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M
“On Tuesday, the Boston-based researchers who have pioneered the identification of CTE in contact-sport athletes said they may have found a way to recognize the degenerative brain disease in people while they’re still alive.
Researchers from Boston University’s School of Medicine have identified an inflammatory protein circulating in spinal fluid that may reflect the presence of CTE in patients’ brains. That telltale protein, called CLL11, appears likely to make its way into the bloodstream, where it might readily reveal the presence of a degenerative process akin to premature aging in the brain.
“This is just the beginning,” said Dr. Ann McKee, co-author of a study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS One. “We need to find it at the earliest stages.””*
Read more here: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-cte-biomarker-football-20170926-story.html
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