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Images of a Hard-Hitting Disease

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 8:41pm
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

It is estimated that football players can receive as many as 1,500 hits to the head in one season. Not every blow results in immediate injury, but a growing body of research suggests that repetitive hits can lead to serious, long-term brain damage. More than 20 NFL players have so far been diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease, after their deaths.

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