Evidence of Brain Injury Found in Young NFL Players

John Hopkins Medicine| Tue Nov 29 05:37:12 EST 2016
Evidence of Brain Injury Found in Young NFL Players

In a small study of young or recently retired NFL players, researchers at Johns Hopkins report finding evidence of brain injury and repair that is visible on imaging from the players compared to a control group of men without a history of concussion.

In a report on the study that used positron emission tomography (PET) and MRI, published in JAMA Neurology on Nov. 28, the researchers highlighted the value of PET imaging to monitor a marker of injury and repair in the brains of NFL playe....

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