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Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Ann McKee is the woman at the forefront of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) research.  She is a professor of neurology and pathology at the Boston University School of Medicine and director of Boston University’s CTE Center. CTE is a degenerative brain disease found in athletes who have endured repetitive head trauma. Because of the NFL…
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Parents Sue Youth Football League for Son’s Death

Joseph Chernach, committed suicide in 2012 at the age of 25 as a result of depression caused by chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).  He played organized tackle football in a Wisconsin-Michigan Pop Warner football league from 1997 to 2000. Debra Pyka, Joseph’s mother, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Pop Warner, the largest youth football…
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Eye Tracking Detects TBIs

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have developed new and non-invasive eye tracking technology to quickly determine the severity of head impact. NYU’s study evaluated 169 patients. 157 patients were neurologically normal and 12 had specific  nerve weaknesses in the eyes or brain swelling. An eye tracking device measured the ratio of horizontal to vertical…
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BrainScope Makes Waves in Detecting TBIs

According to the USCDC, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur at an annual rate of 500/100,000 individuals. Serious cases can be measured by CAT scans, but injuries such as concussions are more difficult to gauge. Untreated mild TBIs can lead to depression, dementia and other problems. BrainScope, a privately held medical neurotechnology company, is making waves…
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NFL Brain Damage

After years of denying that football players have suffered brain injury as a direct result of concussions, the NFL has admitted to a frightening statistic. An estimated 28% of NFL players are expected to develop long-term cognitive problems from the brain trauma sustained during their careers. According to the New York Times, a report by…
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