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.
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.
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.
Preliminary trial indicates signs of CTE in young epilepsy patients – but how strong is the evidence?
Alzheimer’s Society give us a round-up of their dementia research highlights from 2017.
As we begin a new year on Neuro Central, we’re taking this opportunity to look back at some of the highlights across neuroscience and neurology in 2017.
David Brody discusses his work on animal models of neurodegeneration following TBI, as well as new research into astrocyte degeneration in CTE.
Lee Goldstein discusses his work on human pathology and animal models of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and where he thinks the brain injury field could be in 5 years’ time.
Co-organizers of the inaugural Frontiers conference, Drs Li and Jenkins, explain why they felt there was a need for such an event, and discuss their outlook on the TBI field.
In a new case series of 177 players, diagnosis rate is highest recorded to-date.