Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center conducts high-impact, innovative research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and other long-term consequences of repetitive brain trauma in athletes and military personnel. The mission of the CTE Center is to conduct state-of-the-art research on CTE, including its neuropathology and pathogenesis, clinical presentation, genetics and other risk factors, biomarkers, methods of detection during life, and methods of prevention and treatment.
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Based on characteristic neuropathological findings, Dr. McKee concluded that Mr. Hernandez had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Stage 3 out of 4, (Stage 4 being the most severe). Read More
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Study Suggests Link between Youth Football and Later-Life Emotional, Behavioral and Cognitive Impairments
A new study has found an association between participation in youth tackle football before age 12 and impaired mood and behavior later in life. Read More
Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, and her team have examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. Read More