After 10 years of studying brains donated by families of deceased military servicepeople, football players, and other contact-sport athletes, researchers from the BU School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System have amassed more than 600 brains, a collection they say has grown large enough to enable meaningful analysis of the genetics related to […]
Category: Dr. McKee
Congratulations Dr. Ann McKee, Director of the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank for being elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
NAM is made up of more than 2,000 international members elected by their peers, for outstanding achievements in medicine.
The goal of this study is to identify novel biomarkers to distinguish CTE, PART, AGD, ARTAG, and AD.
Congratulations to Dr. Ann McKee who was just announced as the recipient of the Henry Wisniewski Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer’s Research at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Chicago! Dr. McKee, is director of Neuropathology for VA Boston Healthcare System and Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine. McKee is […]
Dr. Michael Alosco and Colleagues, have been awarded a grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. They will be using a special brain imaging scans called a fluid attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) and diffusion MRI to examine cerebral small vessel disease as a long-term consequence of repetitive head impacts that affect later-life […]
Former NHL player Jeff Parker has been diagnosed with Stage 3 (of 4) Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) by researchers at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank
Jeff Parker, who played in the N.H.L. from 1986 to 1991 and died last year at age 53, will be seen as another link between hockey head hits and C.T.E.; the league has denied that such a link exists.
Starting before age 12 may hasten onset of emotional and cognitive problems
Dr. Ann McKee – Named to TIME 100, TIME’S annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world!
Congratulations, Dr. Ann McKee – Named to TIME 100, TIME’S annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world!
Last month, a 2015 deposition given by National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman was unsealed in a federal courthouse in St. Paul, Minn. Expert mention: “Ann McKee, the neuropathologist who directs Boston University’s CTE Center, has said a lack of donors is holding up a more definitive linkage. Last July, the center released a study […]
A new study from Western University, using tissue from the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, identifies a common pathway between head trauma triggering CTE & ALS.