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CTE Risk, Severity Increases With Years Playing Football

Nov 12, 2019 by

New research from Boston University School of Medicine has found that the risk and severity of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) increases with every year of football played. The study was published in Annals of Neurology....

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Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells

Oct 2, 2018 by

Despite the hockey players feeling fine and being deemed ready to return to the ice, scans found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding their brain fibers had been loosened—two weeks after the injury....

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Researchers close in on CTE diagnosis in living humans

Sep 30, 2018 by

A team of researchers at the VA Boston Healthcare System is closing in on being able to diagnose CTE in living humans....

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99% of donated brains from NFL players have CTE

Oct 2, 2017 by

A study reported in JAMA reports that 99% of the deceased NFL players’ brains that were donated for research were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy....

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LearningRx reviews study on brain damage and soccer players

Jun 10, 2017 by

Evidence of brain damage found in former soccer players A post-mortem study of the brains of six retired soccer players with dementia found that four had CTE and all six had signs of Alzheimer’s....

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More than 40% of retired NFL players have brain injury

Jun 1, 2016 by

Research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting indicates that more than 40% of retired NFL players have brain injury....

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