CTE confirmed for 1st time in live person, according to exam of ex-NFL player – Chicago Tribune

Researchers report in the journal Neurosurgery that they were able to detect the hallmark of CTE, the degenerative brain disease.

Source: CTE confirmed for 1st time in live person, according to exam of ex-NFL player – Chicago Tribune

Alcohol reshapes the brain in ways that make rats more likely to become cocaine addicts – LA Times

Rats given alcohol for 10 days prior to cocaine exhibited enhanced cocaine-addiction behavior, including continuing to seek cocaine despite receiving a brief electric shock when they did so.

Source: Alcohol reshapes the brain in ways that make rats more likely to become cocaine addicts – LA Times