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Researchers May Have Found Key To Identifying Cte In Living Patients

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By Jesse Reed

One of the worst aspects about Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is that it has, so far, been something doctors can only identify after someone has died.

That may no longer be the case, as researchers may have keyed in on a way to identify the disease in living patients — something they have been striving for with urgency recently.

Specifically, the “tau protein” could be the key to identifying CTE, according to Robert Stern, a professor of neurology at Boston University, speaking at a medical conference in Boston on Monday, per Ken Belson of the New York Times.

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