“I am concerned that this game played by hundreds of millions across the globe might be played in a way that could lead to later-life brain disease.” Hear more from Dr. Robert Stern on the growing concerns of CTE in Soccer.
WATCH Video: BU CTE Center Clinical Director, Dr. Robert Stern, and others talk about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy at a CurePSP’s conference. Three families also join the experts in a panel discussion and talk about their experience with CTE and the impact it has had on their families.
Researchers led by Boston University have taken a step forward in finding a way to diagnose the degenerative brain disease known as CTE in living people, advancing the understanding of an illness that now can only be confirmed after death.
The Oxford Handbook of Adult Cognitive Disorders is an up-to-date, scholarly, and comprehensive volume covering most diseases, conditions, and injuries resulting in impairments in cognitive function in adults. Topics covered include normal cognitive and brain aging, the impact of medical disorders and psychiatric illnesses on cognitive function, adult neurodevelopmental disorders, and various neurological conditions.
We are happy to announce the publication of a major new book, Sports Neurology, co-edited by Dr. Robert Stern (Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center) Clinical Core Director and Director of Clinical Research for the BU CTE Center) and Dr. Brian Hainline (CMO of the NCAA).
The New York Times Robert Stern, School of Medicine One of the frustrations of researchers who study chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, is that it can be detected only in autopsies, and not in the living… Expert quote: “The more times they hit their head, the higher the […]
The Super Bowl is a beloved American tradition, with a heavy cash flow that leads back to the National Football League — ad spots this year went for as much as $5 million and spectators were willing to pay $4,600 for game day tickets at secondary merchants… Expert quote: “The thing with CTE that’s different with Alzheimer’s and other […]
A majority of Americans — both sports fans and non-spectators alike — say the NFL has failed to address the problem of sports-related concussions, and believes tackle football before the age of 14 should be eliminated, according to a poll conducted by University of Massachusetts Lowell researchers… Expert quote: “It’s fascinating. Public perception, as exemplified […]
Even when people seem to fully recover from a severe head injury, are they at risk for neurodegenerative disease later on?… Expert quote: “The paper calls into question the long-held belief that traumatic brain injury is a significant risk factor for AD.” View full article