A new BU CTE Center paper connects cognitive and behavioral symptoms to protein buildup in the brain that marks the disease.
Progressive brain disease could be caused by repetitive head injuries Sections from two brains used in the current BU-led study. The left sample comes from a 17-year-old American male high school football player who died by suicide two days after a closed-head impact injury. The brown stain indicates a widespread immune response, pointing to an […]
On Friday, October 13, 2017, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) held a joint Democratic Forum to review recent studies highlighting the advances in sports research on traumatic brain injuries due to contact sports and pathways to move forward. During the forum members from […]
Data suggest disease may be more common in football players than previously thought Ann McKee, director of BU’s CTE Center, is co-author on a new JAMA study that found CTE in 99 percent of brains obtained from National Football League players. Photo by Asia Kepka. A new study suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a […]
Differences in how the brain adapts to sights and sounds could be at the root of reading disorder Tyler Perrachione looks for the source of reading disorders, like dyslexia, in the brain. Photo (right) by Jackie Ricciardi. It’s there, at the start of every conversation: the moment it takes your brain to adjust to an […]
Members of the panel on brain injuries hosted by BU President Robert A. Brown in Washington last Thursday: Ann McKee, a MED professor of neurology and pathology (from left), Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, NFL Hall of Famer Mike Haynes, and panel moderator Bob Tedeschi, senior writer for online health and […]