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The only way to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) previously was with an autopsy, but researchers at UCLA have found a way to use MR to diagnose living patients. They developed a software tool that analyzes MR scans and detects shrinkage in several telltale areas of the brain.
Patients with chronic brain injury are being helped with a pioneering technique: deep brain simulation. Tests have shown how the technique improves quality of life and functioning of people with severe disability.