San Diego Chargers Junior Seau during a game in 2002. Seau killed himself last May. A new imaging technique may help identify damage to the brain – while a player is still alive -- after hard hits. | Corbis

Football Brain Injuries Imaged in Tech Breakthrough

For the first time, researchers have identified evidence of a degenerative brain disease in former NFL players who are still alive.

Published On 01/22/2013
2:00 PM EST
The left image shows a normal brain scan and middle and right images show scans of pro football players from the study. The green and red colors demonstrate the higher level of tau protein found in the brain. | UCLA