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Scientists studying damaged brains of boxers and other sports people have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called “punch drunk syndrome” that could help the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer’s.

The syndrome, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is linked to repeated blows to the head and causes a type of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s, which is characterized by behavioral changes, confusion and memory loss.

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