NIH Using NFL Grant Monies To Further Brain Injury Research.

Two major newspapers and two wire sources cover the news that the National Institutes of Health will use a large portion of a grant from the NFL to further research into brain injuries.

The New York Times (12/17, B13, Belson, Subscription Publication) reports that yesterday, the National Institutes of Health provided an overview of “how it planned to use part of a $30 million grant from the NFL to finance a series of research projects designed to answer some of the most vexing questions about how and why athletes sustain traumatic brain injuries.” According to NIH, “$12 million, most of it from the NFL, would go to two groups trying to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, in living patients, not just in autopsies, as is the case now.” To accomplish that, researchers will “try to define what is distinct” about CTE.

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— “Delving Into Brain Injuries With the N.F.L.’s Money, “Ken Belson, The New York Times, December 16, 2013.

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