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.
Browsing: chronic traumatic encephalopathy
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.
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.