Concussion and CTE: From case studies to systematic data

Written by Hannah Wilson

With a Hollywood film and major lawsuits concussion is firmly in the public consciousness but what are we doing about it? Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is not a new disease, with first reports of dementia pugilistica (now widely known as CTE) in boxers dating back to the late 1920s. Recent focus on CTE was sparked by a series of postmortem brain studies conducted on former American football players, as well as some other athletes and miltary veterans, by Drs Bennet Omalu (UC Davis, CA, USA) and Julian Bailes (Northshore, IL, USA) in the early 2000’s. “Research and understanding of CTE...

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