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Julian Bailes, M.D., a local researcher and physician at Evanston’s NorthShore University HealthSystem, believes he has, alongside a team of researchers including Bennet Omalu, M.D. (portrayed by Will Smith in the 2015 biopic, Concussion), identified signs of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in medical imaging scans of living patients. The recent findings center around a study of former NFL players that was conducted by the research team in 2013. They took brain scans of living former players to identify markers of CTE. One of the test subjects, Minnesota Vikings linebacker Fred McNeill, passed away in 2015. His...

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