Category: CSTE in Print
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.
NECN, 12/16/10: featuring Dr. Bob Cantu and former boxing champ and brain donor Micky Ward, whose rise to fame was made into the critically acclaimed film, The Fighter, starring Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale.
New York Times, 4/20/10: No strings attached donation of $1 million to the CSTE, article featuring Dr. Cantu of the CSTE
New York Times, 4/10/10: “In N.F.L. Fight, Women Lead the Way” featuring Dr. Ann McKee, Co-Director of the CSTE, and Dr. Eleanor Perfetto, Board Member of SLI
Click here to view the Related Slide Show: “Redirecting the Discussion of Brain Trauma,” featuring Dr. Ann McKee, Co-Director of the CSTE, and Dr. Eleanor Perfetto, Board Member of SLI
The Minnesota Daily, 11/5/09:
“Concussions and Repercussions” featuring Dr. Ann McKee of the CSTE
New York Times, 10/21/09:
“Concussion Trauma Risk Seen in Amateur Athlete” featuring Dr. Ann McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE
The New Yorker, 10/19/09:
“Offensive Play: How different are dogfighting and football?” featuring Dr. McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE
US News and World Report, 9/14/09:
“Three Active NFL Pro Bowl Players to Donate Brains to CSTE”