Category: News

BU ADC research findings link veterans’ brain disease to athletes’

May 17th, 2012 in News

The New York Times recently featured findings by the BU ADC’s Drs. Lee Goldstein and Ann McKee. Their research “provides the strongest evidence yet” that combat veterans with explosion-caused brain injuries are at risk of developing long-term neurological disease.

Read more at the New York Times online.

Boston NPR hosts Alzheimer’s panel with BU ADC Clinical Director

January 19th, 2012 in News

Boston’s National Public Radio news station, WBUR, recently produced a week-long series of special reports on Alzheimer’s Disease called “Fade to Darkness: The Age of Alzheimer’s.” Dr. Robert Stern, director of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center Clinical Core, participated in WBUR’s Alzheimer’s expert panel discussion and was quoted in a variety of articles. See a video of the panel below, and visit WBUR to browse the articles.

BU researchers link heart health and brain aging

December 12th, 2011 in News

In a recent study published in Circulation, BUSM researchers report that among participants from the Framingham Offspring Study, decreased cardiac index (the amount of blood that pumps from the heart into the body and brain) is associated with decreased brain volume, a sign of brain aging. The study’s lead author, BU ADC investigator Dr. Angela Jefferson, discusses the findings with USA Today, Time magazine, and MSN.

New Yorker features BU’s McKee on chronic traumatic encephalopathy

December 12th, 2011 in News

Click here to read an article that discusses chronic traumatic encephalopathy in The New Yorker. It features Dr. Ann McKee, director of the BU ADC Neuropathology Core and researcher with the BU Center for Traumatic Encephalopathy.  To view a slideshow demonstating the traumatic effects of contact sports on the brain, click here.

BU ADC Brain Bank featured in local news

December 12th, 2011 in News

Click here to watch the Channel 5 news segment, “Take An Exclusive Look Inside The “Brain Bank.”  The segment features the BU ADC Brain Bank at the Bedford VA and commentary by Dr. Ann McKee, director of the BU ADC Neuropathology Core.