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New Method May Diagnose CTE Before Death

The diagnosis begins with the brain being pulled out of the skull. Then, to determine whether someone had a condition associated with repeated concussions, the pathologist preserves the tissue in formalin, slices it thin enough for light to shine through, washes it with chemicals, and peers at it through a microscope.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Diagnosis is fine only if a treatment is available.  To date, the most suggestive is the use of high-dose fish oil as it has been demonstrated to rebuild damaged nerve tissue in patients with severe brain trauma.

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