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Warning sign on youth football head trauma

Player had hint of brain disease

Chris Nowinski of Boston University is recruiting former professional football players to donate their brains for study. Chris Nowinski of Boston University is recruiting former professional football players to donate their brains for study. (Chris O'Meara/Associated Press)
By Bob Hohler
Globe Staff / January 28, 2009

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In a discovery that is bound to reverberate through the nation's youth football community, clinical researchers reported yesterday that the brain of a recently deceased 18-year-old high school football player showed the earliest signs of an incurable debilitating disease caused by the kind of repetitive head trauma he experienced on the field. (Full article: 1594 words)

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