Researchers report MRI brain scans may be an early and easier way to diagnose CTE.
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.
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 use an experimental PET scan tracer to effectively find brain protein deposits specific to CTE in the brain of a retired NFL player.
Researchers observe white matter changes in NFL football players who reported concussions.
A new poll conducted by UMass Lowell and The Washington Post reveals three quarters of NFL fans believe head injuries in the sport are a major problem. 60% of those surveyed also said they were concerned about off-field violence as a result of head injuries.