A Brain Gone Bad

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Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

The first thing Patient 53 saw as he walked in was a red football helmet…

Expert quote:

“We don’t have any clue about the rest of the disease—the hows, the whys. Anything really about it, except what it looks like. Is it specific to the type and frequencies of hits, or the amount of rest between hits? When they start, when they stop? The total duration? We don’t know any of that.”

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