Category: Chris Nowinski

NFL Player Dave Duerson Suffered from Advanced CTE

May 3rd, 2011 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. Cantu, Dr. McKee, Dr. Stern, Keith Primeau, NFL, SLI on TV

By: BUniverse (462) in facultystaff

Researchers at the Boston Unviersity Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE), revealed today that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February at age 50, was suffering from moderately advanced case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, for the Chicago Bears, NY Giants, and Phoenix Cardinals. He was named to four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991.


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Concussion Trauma Risk Seen in Amateur Athlete

October 21st, 2009 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. McKee

New York Times, 10/21/09:
“Concussion Trauma Risk Seen in Amateur Athlete” featuring Dr. Ann McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE

Offensive Play: How different are dogfighting and football?

October 19th, 2009 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE in Print, Dr. McKee

The New Yorker, 10/19/09:
“Offensive Play: How different are dogfighting and football?” featuring Dr. McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE

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Dead athletes’ brains show damage from concussions

January 27th, 2009 in Chris Nowinski, CSTE on TV, Dr. McKee, Sports Related Injuries

CNN.com, 1/27/09: “Dead athletes’ brains show damage from concussions”
featuring Dr. McKee and Chris Nowinski (print and video)