Boston Herald | A new Boston University CTE Center brain bank study has found that more than 40% of contact and collision sport athletes who died young had CTE. Read more.
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Boston Herald | Just as football season kicks off, a new study shows that playing tackle football might raise the risk for Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from the BU CTE Center found that people with a history of playing organized tackle football had a 61% increased chance of having a reported diagnosis for Parkinson’s disease or […]
Long football careers linked to impulsive behavior, less white matter in the brain: Boston University CTE study
Boston Herald | Long football careers have been tied to problems with impulsive behavior and less white matter in the brain, according to a new study from Boston researchers who found that starting tackle football at a younger age was linked to more white matter loss. Read more.
Boston Herald | Boston University researchers say they have now diagnosed 345 former NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) out of 376 former players studied. Read more.
Boston Herald | Researchers at the Boston University CTE Center, who have been focusing on the impact of collision sports on brain health, will soon examine stunt performers’ brains. The BU scientists are teaming up with the Laboratory for Science and Health in Artistic Performance at Ohio University to study the brains of stunt performers […]
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 […]
Associated Press Ann McKee, School of Medicine Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, the late NFL MVP and Super Bowl winner who is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has been diagnosed with the brain disease CTE, Boston University researchers said Wednesday… Expert quote: Expert quote: “We’ve now found CTE in former […]