PET imaging of former NFL players who exhibited cognitive decline and psychiatric symptoms linked to CTE showed higher levels of tau in areas of the brain associated with the neurodegenerative disease.
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.
A new study suggest using fruit flies as models for TBI could hold the key for identifying genes and pathways to promote repair and minimize damage to the nervous system.
After just one season of playing football, neuroimaging technology reveals changes in gray and white matter correlated with exposure to head trauma in high school students, a new study reports.
Researchers provide new insights into behavioral problems which occur due to repeated blows to the head.
Researchers report MRI brain scans may be an early and easier way to diagnose CTE.
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 say a single season of playing high school football is all it takes to cause microscopic alterations to the structure of the brain.