New techniques being worked on in Arizona may detect CTE in brains of living football players

Currently, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE, can only be diagnosed in the brains of those who have passed on.

More than 50 NFL players who have died have been diagnosed with CTE, but now researchers from Arizona State University, Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine and Boston University are working on diagnosing CTE in living former NFL players. We’ll talk to Diego Mastroeni, a researcher with the ASU-Banner Neurological Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute, about the work being done to diagnose living players with CTE.

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Diego Mastroeni, a researcher with the ASU-Banner Neurological Disease Research Center at the Biodesign Institute

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