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Will a Test for Brain Trauma Protect NFL Players—or End the NFL?

In November, Kevin Hrusovsky paid a visit to the NFL's headquarters on Park Avenue in New York. Hrusovsky (pronounced ruh-sov-skee) is chairman and chief executive officer of Quanterix, a life sciences startup that makes machines for measuring proteins and other biomarkers in the blood.

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Dr. Barry Sears
Here is an easier test that exists today:  the AA/EPA ratio that requires only a drop of blood. If the AA/EPA ratio is low (between 1.5 and 3), any brain trauma induced by playing football will be significantly reduced.  If the AA/EPA high (greater than 15), any brain trauma induced by football will be exaggerated.  Simply don’t let NFL players on the field unless their AA/EPA ratio says that they can handle the brain trauma that comes from the game itself.

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