A novel study has identified the inflammatory markers IL-1 and IL-6 as potential biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis and possible treatment targets for concussion.
Researchers have detected brain waves indicative of ‘hidden consciousness’ in patients with traumatic brain injury just days after their injury.
Researchers have revealed that treatment with magnetic therapy could reverse symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury in rodents, potentially leading to novel treatment methods for individuals with concussion in the future.
In a study focused on a group of former professional athletes who have experienced multiple concussions, over half the group were reported to have higher levels of tau protein biomarkers in their cerebrospinal fluid.
Researchers have developed a device that utilizes brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract; this could enhance the communication of individuals who have lost the ability to speak.
An experimental PET scan was used to detect elevated levels of abnormal tau protein in regions of the brain affected by CTE in living former NFL players.
The Medical Research Council (MRC; London, UK) has determined the atomic structures of abnormal tau filaments related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and discovered that the structure is different to tau filaments seen in Alzheimer’s disease.
A health ministry panel in Japan has approved the testing of human-induced pluripotent stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.
In this video, Marc describes what his favorite aspect in research has been so far and offers advice for those interested in studying CTE.
In this video, Marc Goldfinger provides us with an overview of his work on CTE and boxer’s brains, including why CTE is of increasing public interest.