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Researchers found levels of the tau protein in the blood of 78 former NFL players were nine times higher than in the control group.
Screening for accumulation of amyloid and tau plaques, which are markers for dementia, was done via PET scans.
It is well known, of course, that some deceased football players’ brains have shown tissue damage and spreading clumps of a protein called tau that can strangle and kill brain cells.
Rogalski also found varying amounts of amyloid and tau, hallmark Alzheimer's proteins, in the brains of some superagers.
The PET scan showed the treatment group had decreased accumulation of tau and amyloid proteins in the amygdala and hypothalamus when compared to the placebo group.
The head impacts consistently triggered in mice markers of CTE, like leaky blood vessels, changes in electric functions and the buildup of tau proteins.
However, tau appears to accumulate later in the process.
Moreover tau deposits occur in regions of the brain where cognitive impairment starts, said C. Frank Bennett, Ionis senior vice president of research, in a company statement on the trial.
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Origin and Etymology of tau
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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