Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.
Neuroscience November 5, 2018
A new research finds that woodpeckers have an accumulation of tau proteins in their brain. In humans, abnormal tau protein accumulation is a major sign of CTE.
Neuroscience February 4, 2018
NFL players are prone to head injury and CTE, which places them at increased risk for depression and self harm. A CDC study, however, finds that suicide is less common among ex-NFL players compared with the general population.
Neuroscience May 12, 2016
The helmet takes after automotive safety technology in having shock absorbers and crumple zones within its multi-layered system that act upon impact.
January 13, 2016
Before Will Smith magnifies the national spotlight on the NFL's battle with head trauma and CTE via the film 'Concussion' this December, ESPN reporters and brothers, Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru dug deep with the investigative reporting for the book League of Denial, which was released October 2013. Here, Tech Times speaks with the reporters about the book, concussions and CTE plaguing the NFL.
Movies/TV Shows October 5, 2015
Based on a true story, Smith portrays Dr. Bennet Omalu, a forensic neuropathologist, who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) while performing an autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster. Concussion hits theaters Christmas Day.
Movies/TV Shows August 31, 2015