Doctors have discovered the first case of CTE in a living patient

Doctors believe they have identified the first case of CTE in a living patient

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/11/16/doctors-believe-they-have-identified-the-first-case-of-cte-in-a-living-patient/23279706/Wednesday, news broke that researchers had, for the first time, identified CTE in a living person.

Now, via a CNN segment with Dr. Bennet Omalu, who led the study, the player’s name has been released.

Omalu told listeners that the player described in …

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Chicago researchers confirm diagnosis of CTE in former NFL player before his death

https://www.sbnation.com/2017/11/16/16665522/cte-research-concussions-diagnosis-living-patients-nflThe link between football and CTE is too strong to deny.

Researchers at Boston University’s CTE center found in a recent study of brains of deceased players who played football at the high school, college, or professional level that 99 percent of the …

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Ex-NFL player is first case of CTE found in living person – Irish Times

Scientists claim they have confirmed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in a living patient for the first time, a potential breakthrough in the research of the progressive degenerative brain disease that’s been linked to repeated blows …

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Former NFL Player Confirmed as First Case of CTE in Living Person

Researchers said they have confirmed the first case of a living person diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy more commonly known as CTE—in a former NFL player.

CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes, military veterans, and …

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CTE turned ex-NFL star McNeill from top lawyer to ‘other person’

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cte-turned-ex-nfl-star-mcneill-top-lawyer-other-person-n821956Now he’s become a medical first.

A positron emission tomography (PET) brain scan done in 2012 showed he had chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE — the degenerative brain disease being linked increasingly to professional football and to head …

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