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.
Browsing: head injury
Study identifies potential risk factors for poor outcomes in patients diagnosed with concussive blast traumatic brain injuries.
Creatine supplementation has not been researched in mTBI, but shows some potential as a neuroprotective when administered prior to or after TBI.
In this editorial, the authors discuss how emerging technologies could provide an answer to remaining questions in concussion, including identification and return-to-play protocol standards.
In the first study of its kind, researchers have reported chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a series of retired association football (soccer) players, indicating a potential link between repetitive subconcussive head impacts and neurodegeneration.
A review of the validity of computerized neurocognitive assessment tools in mild traumatic brain injury assessment
In this paper, the authors provide a comprehensive summary of the existing validity literature for four commonly used and studied NCATs and lay the groundwork for future investigations.
Researchers report a correlation between higher plasma levels of tau protein and a longer recovery time in athletes with sport-related concussion.
In this interview, Michael Turner (ICHIRF) discusses the Concussion in Sport project, as well as the current issues facing the field and his expectations for the upcoming Berlin meeting.
In a proof-of-concept study, researchers have demonstrated that an experimental PET tracer could be used to effectively diagnose concussion-related CTE in living patients.
The authors review the currently literature on the effect of subconcussive head impacts on youth and high school-age male football players, providing compelling evidence for more focused studies of these effects in these vulnerable populations.