NFL group, company teaming up for brain drug test

April 24, 2013 4:41 PM

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NFL group, company teaming up for brain drug test

NEW YORK -- A potential treatment for traumatic brain injuries may be tested in retired professional football players, who are the focus of concern over blows to the head.

Neuralstem, Inc., of Rockville, Md., said Wednesday it is working with the National Football League Alumni Association to study the feasibility of such a test, which would need government approval. It would involve a drug that's now in an early human trial for treating depression. In animal studies,...

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