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On April 20, 2010, Boston University School of Medicine announced that it will receive a $1 million gift from the National Football League (NFL). The gift will be used to support research at Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) where scientists study the long-term effects of head injuries suffered by athletes.
Researchers at the CSTE investigate how multiple blows to the head, such as those suffered by football players, can cause a brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This degenerative condition can cause emotional, cognitive and behavioral problems as players who have suffered multiple head injuries get older. The CSTE has three primary activities:
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