Category: Lee Goldstein

David Suzuki looks at Alzheimer’s through lens of family experience

November 12th, 2013 in 2013, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine

David Suzuki can’t help but wonder if he’s harbouring a ticking time bomb in his brain…

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A Marine survives a bombing mission without visible injuries, but the invisible trauma left lasting scars

September 16th, 2013 in 2013, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine

The kill zone was just a battlefield sprint away as Marine Sgt. Dana King felt one bomb after another drop…

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“There’s overwhelming evidence that mild TBI can lead to permanent damage.”

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Does brain injury link NFL players, wounded warriors?

October 30th, 2012 in 2012, CNN.com, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine

The same dementia-like disease found in the brain tissue of several National Football League players has shown up in the brains of four U.S. veterans exposed to improvised explosive devices and other head trauma, according to new research…

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Thom Loverro: Another damaging study on concussions in sports

June 4th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine, Washington Examiner 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine
Ann McKee, School of Medicine

If your son or daughter is playing a sport that puts him or her at risk for concussion, consider this: The brain damage your child could suffer on the field or in the arena is not much different from the brain damage a soldier can sustain from a blast on the battlefield…

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Study links vets to brain disease seen in athletes

May 29th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine
Ann McKee, School of Medicine

A small study raises more concern about the long-term consequences of brain injuries suffered by thousands of soldiers — suggesting they may be at risk of developing the same degenerative brain disease as some retired football players…

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Soldiers deserve more scrutiny of effects of brain traumas

May 28th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Boston Globe, Lee Goldstein, Newsmakers, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine
Ann McKee, School of Medicine

Memorial Day is not simply about the past and honoring those who died…

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Brain Ailments in Veterans Likened to Those in Athletes

May 16th, 2012 in 2012, Ann McKee, Lee Goldstein, New York Times, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Medicine 0 comments

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Lee Goldstein, School of Medicine
Ann McKee, School of Medicine

Scientists who have studied a degenerative brain disease in athletes have found the same condition in combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan, concluding that such explosions injure the brain in ways strikingly similar to punishing tackles and knockout punches.

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Additional coverage:

Boston scientists help pinpoint brain damage in vets similar to football injuries (Boston Globe)

Study: War vets’, athletes’ brain injuries similar (CBS Evening News)

Revealing brain damage from battlefield to playing field (Reuters)

Scientists find signs of brain disease in soldiers exposed to IED blasts (Globe and Mail)

‘Blast Wind’ Linked to Chronic Brain Injuries in Military (HealthDay News)

Traumatic brain injuries linked to roadside bombs (GlobalPost)

Military mental health: Grey matters (Time)

Brain damage from IED blasts and football concussions is similar, study shows (Washington Post)

Does brain injury link NFL players, wounded warriors? (CNN.com)

Self-Worth Shattering: A Single Bomb Blast Can Saddle Soldiers with Debilitating Brain Trauma (Scientific American)

Afghanistan, Like Football, May Be Bad for the Brain (Science Now)

Explosions Might Increase Risk of Brain Trauma in Veterans (Medical Daily)

Explosions cause brain damage through head movement (New Scientist)

Report: Single Bomb Blast Causes Soldiers NFL-like Brain Trauma (U.S. News & World Report)

New study links exposure to even a single bomb blast to serious life-long brain disease (Stars and Stripes)

Study Links Vets to Brain Disease Seen in Athletes (Associated Press)

Athletic, combat brain injuries similar (United Press International)