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Angela Ruggiero

Female Olympians publicly pledge their brains to concussion and CTE research

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Starting Friday, the world’s eyes will be on Pyeongchang, South Korea as we watch athletes compete for the gold medal. But, in the days leading up to the opening ceremonies, some athletes are making big decisions that could have implications on athletics in the future. U.S. Olympic bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor joined with two other […]

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VA works with PINK Concussions to encourage PTSD and TBI research in women

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Donated brains have become an integral part of research into both chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the vast majority of brains donated to brain banks have come from male athletes and soldiers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to correct this discrepancy with a collaboration between its […]

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Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

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After listening to several former NFL players testify about the effects and risks of traumatic brain injury, one member of the House of Representatives says he will donate his brain for concussion research. Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island, who used to play football earlier in his life, says he has pledged to donate his […]

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Warren Sapp announces he will donate his brain to CTE research in poignant video

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Super Bowl Champion and Hall of Famer Warren Sapp announced today that he will be donating his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation for research into traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In a video shared by The Players’ Tribune, the defensive tackle who played for thirteen years in the NFL says […]

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CTE Research Faces a Difficult Future But Athletes Are Helping By Donating Their Brains

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a hot-button topic in both the medical and sports communities as the link between the permanent brain disease and repeated head impacts gradually becomes more clear. In recent years, studies have made it increasingly evident that repeated concussions or severe head impacts can lead to the development of CTE. […]

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Soccer Star Brandi Chastain Agrees To Donate Her Brain For CTE Research

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Brandi Chastain has been a soccer icon from the moment she ripped her jersey off in celebration after making the game-winning penalty kick against China during the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup Final. But, she hopes her latest action will be equally important to her legacy as an elite athlete and brain injury advocate. Chastain […]

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