Dr. Javier Cárdenas Weighs in on ASU’s CTE Study in New York Times

Researchers at Arizona State University are studying whether a test that tracks changes in conversational language can detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) before symptoms appear. Currently, the degenerative brain disease can only be diagnosed in an autopsy.

In a New York Times article about the study, Barrow Neurologist Dr. Javier Cárdenas said the development of a reliable linguistic tool could also help evaluate head injuries among military personnel and victims of domestic violence. Dr. Cárdenas is the director of the Concussion and Brain Injury Center at Barrow.

Read the full article: The Earliest Signs of Brain Damage in Athletes? Listen for Them

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