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These next two entries all about a protein called tau, which you have probably never heard of before. To understand CTE, however, we need to understand some critical biology surrounding tau. And to do that, we have to discuss something of which you have heard all your life. To talk about tau, we have to talk about salt.
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
Medina, John J. Ph.D., "Brainstorm: Head Injuries and the NFL, Part 9: The Tau of CTE" (2012). Brainstorm. 19.