Rolling Stone | Since DuQuan Myers died six years ago, he’s come back in ways that are mysterious and magical and hard to explain. It started the day of his funeral, when the doves that were released over his coffin refused to fly home, perching instead in the oak tree just above his grave as […]
WBUR | Young contact-sport athletes are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease of the brain often caused by repeated hits to the head, according to a new study. Read more.
Neuro Rehab Times | The extent of young athletes involved in contact and collision sports who have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) has been revealed in a new study. Research has found that, among a sample of 152 young athletes exposed to repetitive head impacts (RHI) who were under age 30 at the time of death, 41.4 […]
ESPN | A new study has diagnosed the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in more than 40% of youth, high school and college athletes — primarily football players — who were exposed to repetitive head impacts from contact sports and died before age 30. Read more.
Concussion Legacy Foundation | This week, I coauthored the largest study ever of CTE in youth, high school and college athletes who died before the age of 30, published here in JAMA Neurology. Led by the brilliant Dr. Ann McKee and the scientists of the Boston University CTE Center and UNITE Brain Bank, and made possible […]
JAMA Network Learning | Interview with Ann C. McKee, MD, author of Neuropathologic and Clinical Findings in Young Contact Sport Athletes Exposed to Repetitive Head Impacts. Hosted by Cynthia E. Armand, MD. Listen now.