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Category: Ann McKee

A gray matter

NCAA Champion Ann McKee, School of Medicine Concussion and its consequences are complex, but fear has surged ahead of science. To catch up, researchers funded by the NCAA and the U.S. Department of Defense teamed up in the largest concussion study in history. They hope to turn anxiety into answers… Expert quote: “I’m relieved to […]

Ann McKee: The woman who fell in love with brains and changed football as we know it

Plain Dealer Ann McKee, School of Medicine Before young athletes died from the hits, before the teary-eyed families signed over their sons’ brains, before the power brokers of the NFL denied the findings, before protestors stained her as “The Woman Trying to Destroy Football,” Ann McKee was a Midwestern girl with a love of football […]

Ban heading in youth soccer

Boston Globe (subscription required) Ann McKee, School of Medicine Abby Wambach, the leading international scorer in women’s soccer history, is said to have started heading the ball by age 10. Wambach, now 33, has perfected the art of becoming a human missile to intercept passes and corner kicks, blasting the ball into the net. Statistically, nearly […]

Degenerative brain disease found for the first time in semi-pro soccer player who died at age 29 from ALS

Daily Mail Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Researchers conducting a scan on the brain of a deceased soccer player have detected signs of a brain trauma disease believed to be caused by repeated blows to the head. The test results mark the first time that Chronic Traumatic Encephalopahty (CTE) […]

Brain trauma extends to soccer field

New York Times Ann McKee, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head, has been found posthumously in a 29-year-old former soccer player, the strongest indication yet that the condition is not limited to athletes who played sports known […]