Researchers recruit football, hockey players to better understand brains of living athletes

Researchers from Mount Sinai’s Icahn School of Medicine are using cutting-edge ligands to examine the brains of NFL and NHL players who are at-risk for brain damage, the  New York Daily News reports. 

The newspaper said the results are preliminary, but the researchers are recruiting hockey players to examine their brains using PET scans. They hope to better understand chronic traumatic encephalopathy, an illness found posthumously in a number of athletes.

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