Tau biomarker linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former athletes

Written by Ebony Torrington (Future Science Group)

In a study focused on a group of former professional athletes who have experienced multiple concussions, over half the group were reported to have higher levels of tau protein biomarkers in their cerebrospinal fluid. A study involving a group of former athletes who have experienced multiple concussions have been tested for the quantity of tau protein in their cerebrospinal fluid and approximately half of the group were reported to have elevated levels. The study will be published today in the online issue of Neurology. The research team also explained that the athletes with elevated levels of tau scored lower on...

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