The New York Times | Joseph Maroon, a neurosurgeon, began working for the Pittsburgh Steelers as a consulting doctor starting in 1977 and over 46 years has examined and treated stars from the notoriously hard-nosed dynasty, including the Hall of Famers Terry Bradshaw, Mean Joe Greene and Lynn Swann. Read more.
Associated Press (AP) | English soccer star Jimmy Fryatt was known for his ability to head the ball, and the proof of his prowess may be in the damage it did to his brain. Still physically fit in his late 70s, Fryatt played tennis but couldn’t keep score or remember which side of the net […]
The Saint Anselm Crier | Members of the class of 2023 presented their research over the past year at the annual Showcasing Our Art and Research event, otherwise known as SOAR. Preceding the event was a presentation by the event’s distinguished speaker, Dr. Ann McKee. She is the Director of Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research […]
1News New Zealand | The experts at the forefront of researching brain injuries in athletes say it is inevitable women will be affected by Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Further, Dr Ann McKee from the Boston Brain Bank – the world’s leading authority on CTE – and colleague Chris Nowinski, a neuroscientist and the CEO of […]
1News New Zealand | Justin is the first New Zealander to be diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE – a degenerative brain disease. He died in the USA in 2020 aged 50 – scared, anxious, and confused – suffering from the creeping mental toll of playing rugby, the game he loved. Read more.
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine | During the past 17 years, there has been a remarkable increase in scientific research concerning chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) with researchers at the BU CTE Center at the forefront. While some sports organizations like the National Hockey League and World Rugby still claim their sports do […]
WGBH | Research has already established that the intense tackles and utter brute force that takes place in professional football puts players at risk of permanently damaging their brain, or developing CTE — Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. But new data from Boston University suggests that that risk might be much higher than previously thought. Of the 376 former […]
WCBS 880 Extras | It is, of course, Super Bowl week. With that in mind…researchers at Boston University say they’ve found the degenerative brain condition known as CTE in nearly 92% of former NFL players they have studied so far. It’s part of their on-going research. Dr. Ann McKee is Director of the Boston University […]
The Brink | Boston University | Setting aside for a moment the hype, the glitz, the money, the commercials, the athleticism, the scoreboard, and the beer, chili, and wings—everything that comprises the NFL’s Super Bowl experience this weekend—the cold, sad truth remains that football is taking a horrible toll on some of its players. The […]
CNN | Kelly Catlin and Ellie Soutter never met, but they had a lot in common. Both were commanding athletes: Catlin, a US track cyclist, was a three-times world champion and Olympic silver medalist, and Soutter, a snowboarder, was tipped to be one of Team Great Britain’s strongest contenders for the 2022 Winter Olympics, having already […]