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.
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.
According to researchers, a new antibody therapy can help treat TBI and prevent the associated development of Alzheimer's disease and CTE.
A new neuroimaging test could help doctors identify CTE in those exposed to repetitive brain injuries, such as NFL players, a new study reports.
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.
Researchers provide new insights into behavioral problems which occur due to repeated blows to the head.
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.
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.