STAT: New Study Will Examine NFL Players' Brains in Bid to Spot Early Signs of Damage



The new grant will fund research in 17 centers across the country. One of the principal investigators is Robert Stern, director of clinical research at Boston University’s Alzheimer’s Disease and CTE Center. In October, Stern concluded a study, known as DETECT, that examined approximately 100 former NFL players to advance understanding of CTE. Stern described the new initiative as “the DETECT study on steroids.”

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