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2010-12-06 07:38:53

(Ivanhoe Broadcast News) -- Contact sports put athletes at an increased risk of head trauma, which often can lead to an even bigger problem.  Frequent head traumas can lead to a degenerative brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), which is impossible to fully diagnose until a postmortem autopsy.  Fortunately, a new imaging method called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) is being tested to detect the disease at an earlier stage in a study conducted at the...

2010-12-01 14:23:24

In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that currently can only be definitively diagnosed at autopsy. Results of the study were presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "The devastating effects of brain injuries suffered by pro football players who...

2010-11-02 12:14:00

WHEATON, Ill., Nov. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Patrick Walsh, Director of Psychology and Coordinator of the Brain Injury Program at Marianjoy, received the "Make a Difference" Award at the Illinois Brain Injury Association's Annual Education Conference for his efforts to increase awareness of the seriousness of sports concussions and their impact on the brain. Concussions and their long-term effects have had increased focus recently. Newly published studies have shown that this...

2009-11-03 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMD) announced today that it has initiated a collaborative biomarker discovery program with the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine and the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI). In the collaboration, Aethlon will analyze brain tissue of professional athletes who suffered from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) at the time of their death and from...

2009-10-28 17:47:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The House Judiciary Committee today called upon national experts and stakeholders in the fields of science and sport to better understand the effects of head injuries on players in the National Football League (NFL). Nationally recognized sports physician and neurosurgeon, Julian E. Bailes, M.D. was called to provide expert testimony based on decades of research detailing how repetitive head trauma on the field leads to long-term neurological damage...

2009-10-28 11:04:05

All NFL and college football players studied post-mortem show signs of CTE The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) announced today that a recently deceased member of the NFL Hall of Fame suffered from the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) when he died, becoming the 10th former NFL player diagnosed with the disease. Last week, CSTE researchers announced CTE had been diagnosed post-mortem in a...

2009-10-22 13:29:44

Former Brigham Young University football coach died at 42 The Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) announced today that a deceased former college football player who died at age 42 was already suffering from the degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). This is the first time an advanced case of CTE has been discovered in a college football player that did not play professionally. It is also the first...

2009-09-02 06:00:00

Agreement Will Advance Research Connecting Brain Injuries to Neurological Disorders like Alzheimer's Disease MORGANTOWN, W.V., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) announced today an agreement with a group of neurological specialists (Brain Injury Group) to examine possible confluences of the Group's work with brain injuries, head trauma, and strokes and BRNI's research. Together, they will explore the correlation between these...

2009-01-28 12:02:08

Concussion in former athletes can affect mental and physical processes more than 30 years later, Canadian medical researchers said. The study, published online in the journal Brain, compared 19 healthy, former athletes who had sustained concussion more than 30 years ago with 21 healthy, former athletes with no history of concussion. The study found that those who had suffered concussion only once or twice in their early adulthood showed a decline in their attention and memory and a slowing...

2009-01-28 09:02:33

Leading medical experts at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE) at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) reported today that nine-year NFL veteran, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Tom McHale was suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease caused by head trauma, when he died in 2008 at the age of 45. In addition, the CSTE has discovered early evidence of CTE in the youngest case to date, a recently deceased 18-year-old boy who...