12 Breakthroughs That Wowed Us in 2019

From climate science to fake news, these discoveries are sure to keep making waves in the next decade 2019 will go down in history as the year that an international team of researchers, including two BU astronomers, captured the first image of a black hole. Photo courtesy of Event Horizon Telescope. Still looking for a […]

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MED Researcher Ann McKee Makes TIME’s 100 Most Influential People List

Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), San Juan mayor, also named Two BU affiliates, MED’s Ann McKee, a CTE researcher, and San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (CAS’84), made TIME’s list of 100 most influential people. Photo courtesy of Time. Ann McKee “may have saved my life,” former San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland writes in TIME magazine’s annual […]

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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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BU Researchers ID Possible Biomarker for Diagnosing CTE during Life

MED’s Ann McKee calls findings a hopeful step Ann McKee (left), director of BU’s CTE Center, and Jonathan Cherry, a School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow, have written a study, published Tuesday, reporting that a new chronic traumatic encephalopathy biomarker has been discovered that could potentially allow diagnosis of the disease during life. Photo by Cydney […]

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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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Making Research Real with Boston University

View photos of the panel discussion and reception Read the BU Today story Boston University President Robert A. Brown hosted a panel discussion about brain injuries, head trauma, and concussion – the science, national policy implications, and personal impact. The moderated discussion featured experts on brain injuries and concussion, each with a distinctive perspective: Dr. […]

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Making a Better World, from Neuroscience to Sandwiches

Social goals drive alums on Forbes 30-Under-30 list Christine Baugh (SPH’12) was recognized by Forbes for her work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy and its link to concussions in sports. Photo by Cydney Scott. Christine Baugh joined the School of Medicine Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center as a research coordinator in 2010, when it was just a handful […]

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Diagnosing CTE During Life

$16 million to detect brain trauma disease in living victims Robert Stern, a MED professor and clinical core director of BU’s NIH-funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center and CTE Center. Photo courtesy of Stern. Researchers from Boston University, the Cleveland Clinic, the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have been awarded a $16 million grant […]

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