Brain Injury Research Institute doctors Bennet I. Omalu, . and Julian Bailes, . were the first to diagnose CTE in a professional football player in 2002. The condition has so far only been diagnosable through the post-mortem examination of the brain of an individual suspected of suffering from CTE. A grant provided by our organization, however, made possible a recent UCLA study which appears to have opened the door to being able to diagnose CTE in living test subjects, by identifying concentrations of tau protein. With diagnostic tests which can identify the signs of early onset CTE, it would be possible to screen professional athlete, military personnel and others who are at risk for developing this condition so as to safeguard their future health and happiness. We are working tirelessly to discover further information which will make it possible to diagnose CTE among the living, as well as to find a way to treat the condition. Our work is not funded by the NFL or other professional sports organizations - in fact, the NFL initially attacked our claims that concussions suffered while playing football could cause CTE. Instead, we are supported through fundraising and donations . Contact us now to learn more about our work and to find out how you can help.