Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center conducts high-impact, innovative research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma in athletes and military personnel. The mission of the CTE Center is to conduct state-of-the-art research on CTE, including its neuropathology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, genetics and other risk factors, biomarkers, methods of detection during life, and methods of prevention and treatment.

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    110 N.F.L. Brains

    Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, and her team have examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. Read More

  • Posted in NFL

    BU researchers find CTE in 99% of former NFL players studied

    Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated head trauma, may be more common among football players than previously thought. In new findings published in JAMA, BU researchers identified CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from NFL players, as well as 91 percent of college football players and 21 percent of high school football players.

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    A Football Coach’s Struggle With C.T.E. — and a Guilty Conscience

    New York Times quoting Dr. Ann McKee,“In the last years of his life, the longtime football coach for dominating college teams wrestled with impaired speech, forgetfulness, lapses in concentration…” Expert quote: “It is likely that he had C.T.E. originally and that it may have contributed to the early onset of Parkinson’s.”  View Full Article