In one of the largest studies of its kind, researchers reveal that the number of traumatic brain injuries and severity could heighten the risk of dementia.
SfN17: Groundbreaking studies give insight into the hard-hitting consequences of sports-related head injuries
Two abstracts add to evidence suggesting a negative effect of concussion on brain tissue microstructure and hippocampal function.
Long-term impacts of concussion in American football players could be affected by position and career length
Researchers have discovered that damage to white brain matter of American Football players may be correlated to the position played and career duration.
A cross-sectional imaging study has uncovered differences in brain structure in players of contact sports.
Michael discusses his work, progress towards diagnosis of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in life and his thoughts on the latest in CTE research.
Editor Lauren Pulling speaks to Helen Ling, lead author on a recent pathological study that found evidence of CTE pathology in the brains of retired soccer players
Researchers report a correlation between higher plasma levels of tau protein and a longer recovery time in athletes with sport-related concussion.
Lauren Pulling highlights some of the key trending topics in neurology and neuroscience from 2016, as well as the top read articles of the year – take a look and let us know your thoughts.
With growing media attention and public concern regarding concussion in sport and limited understanding of its potential long-term effects, experts from across the UK are coming together to share knowledge and strengthen research collaborations.
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.