BU-Led Study: CTE May Occur without Concussions

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 […]

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Three from BU MED Attend Congressional Forum on Traumatic Brain Injuries

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 […]

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CTE Found in 99 Percent of Former NFL Players Studied

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 […]

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DC Panel: Talking Football, War, and Brain Disease

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 […]

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