Professional football players in this study were three times more likely to die as a result of diseases that damage brain cells compared to the general population. A player’s risk of death from Alzheimer’s disease or ALS was almost four times higher than the general population.
Researchers evaluate the pathological impact of single incident TBI and mild, repetitive traumatic brain injury, in order to learn which measures need to be taken to identify risk, early incidence and to reduce long term complications associated with TBI.
Researchers provide new insights into behavioral problems which occur due to repeated blows to the head.
A new study reports TBI can disrupt the function of the glymphatic system, causing a build up of toxic proteins in the brain and accelerating neurodegeneration.
A new neuroimaging test could help doctors identify CTE in those exposed to repetitive brain injuries, such as NFL players, a new study reports.
According to researchers, a new antibody therapy can help treat TBI and prevent the associated development of Alzheimer's disease and CTE.
Former NFL players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 have greater risk for altered brain development than those players who started later, a new study reports.
Researchers report a toxic form of tau protein increases following TBI, leading to the development of the same type of mental impairments seen in Alzheimer's patients.
Researchers analyze historical records and conclude Henry VIII may have suffered repeated TBIs similar to those experienced by modern football players.
Researchers have identified abnormal areas of low blood flow in living NFL players. The findings could help provide better diagnosis and treatments for players with head trauma related to playing football.