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Brain Tissue from former NFL star Seau to be studied for damage

Tissue from the brain of former San Diego Chargers star Junior Seau, who committed suicide in May, has been sent to the National Institutes of Health for analysis amid growing concerns over the long-term effects of football-related head injuries.

The brain sample was sent to the NIH, the U.S. government’s primary biomedical research institution, at the request of Seau’s family members, said Sarah Gordon, spokeswoman for the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.

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