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Can research develop early detection of CTE?

Can research develop early detection of CTE?

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Over 700 mixed martial arts fighters and boxers have enrolled in a study at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lou Revo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas over the last six years. The study involves both active and retired fighters and is looking for the early signs of trauma-induced brain injury based on subtle changes in blood chemistry, brain imaging and performance testing.

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110 NFL Brains with CTE

110 NFL Brains with CTE

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The results of a study by Dr. Ann McKee into the brains of deceased NFL football players was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. McKee studied the brains of 202 deceased football players of which 111 played in the NFL and 110 showed signs of CTE.

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Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

Mark Gastineau deals with football’s aftermath

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Mark Gastineau, a retired defensive end with the New York Jets, revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson Syndrome and Dementia. Gastineau played 1o years with the New York Jets.

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Hockey Commissioner Denies Concussion CTE Link

Hockey Commissioner Denies Concussion CTE Link

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Gary Bettman, a Commissioner for the National Hockey League (NHL) has vehemently denied the connection between concussions and CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy). The NHL has been brought to court by former players who contend that the league did not convey to them the risks of the sport and supported their exposure to concussions. The brains […]

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Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

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Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her […]

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Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

Part 3 of Our Interview with Ray Ciancaglini: How Can We Prevent Brain Injuries in Sports?

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In the conclusion to our interview with Ray Ciancaglini, we discussed how to prevent brain injury in sports. Ray also reveals some interesting communication he had with Sony about the movie production of Concussion, the recent film in which Will Smith plays Dr. Omalu, who discovered the first case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in […]

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Dr. Bennet Omalu identifies CTE

Dr. Bennet Omalu identifies CTE

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The movie “Concussion” is set to open in a few days and, with the opening, the discussions around the effects of multiple concussions and sub-concussive hits are expected to increase.  “Concussion” is surrounded in controversy about the role of the NFL in pressuring the producers to tone down the presentation of the NFL and its […]

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PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

PET scan study may allow earlier recognition of CTE

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CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is usually confirmed after the death of an individual by autopsy. Recently PET scans have been used for the earlier detection of Tau plaques in specific areas of the brain which will support intervention for the cognitive, behavioral and physical symptoms which characterize CTE. People who experience multiple concussions like […]

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Holding the NFL Accountable

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The Frontline program “League of Denial” aired last night, and put forth a very strong case to prove its title.  It seems clear to me that the National Football League has been in denial for many years about the mounting scientific evidence of the connection between participating in the sport of football and brain injury.  […]

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It started with Mike Webster’s brain

It started with Mike Webster’s brain

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The understanding of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE as the outcome of multiple concussive brain injuries began in 2002 when Bennet Omalu, MD conducted an autopsy of Mike Webster’s brain. Omalu noted that Webster’s brain didn’t look like any fifty-year old that he ever examined as he observed the changes in Webster’s brain brought about […]

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