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By On March 26th, 2019

Distinct “fold” may help tell CTE from Alzheimer’s disease in living people

One of the biggest hurdles in identifying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in living people has always been distinguishing the condition from Alzheimer’s disease. Both conditions are characterized by large numbers of tangled tau proteins or plaques which are seemingly indistinguishable between CTE and Alzheimer’s. However, a new breakthrough may have uncovered a subtle difference which…

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By On November 13th, 2013

Study Finds Brain Plaques Associated With Alzheimer’s In TBI Patients

Researchers from the University of Cambridge, England, have found that patients with traumatic brain injury had increased deposits of β-Amyloid (Aβ) plaques, traditionally associated with Alzheimer’s Disease, in some areas of the patients’ brains. The find suggests there may be some changes caused by the injury linked to cognitive decline and possibly Alzheimer’s. Aβ plaques…

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By On February 12th, 2013

Vascular Brain Injury May Play Important Role In Dementia

The long-assumed connection between traumatic brain injury and dementia may be falling under question after recent studies suggested there was in fact no link, but new research is saying that brain damage caused by high blood pressure and strokes may be connected with dementia and cognitive brain problems. The study, from UC David Alzheimer’s Disease…

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By On February 8th, 2013

The Issues With Trusting The Recent CTE Findings

Everyone interested in brain injury has been buzzing about the study saying abnormally high amounts of tau proteins related to chronic traumatic encephalopathy have been identified in living humans’ brains using a new form of positron emission tomography called FDDNP PET. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is associated with repeated traumatic brain injuries, and until this study, it…

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By On January 16th, 2013

Former Browns Quarterback Speaks About New Treatment For Brain Injury

A former Cleveland Browns quarterback has been touting a recent treatment he has been receiving for the brain damage he suffered across 13 years playing in the NFL. Bernie Kosar has been visiting a Florida-based integrated physician named Dr. Rick Sponaugle for intravenous treatments and taking nutritional supplements aimed at increasing blood flow to his brain. Kosar…

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By On January 9th, 2013

TBI Not Linked To Heightened Chance Of Dementia

There is a wide-spread belief that repeated traumatic brain injury and dementia are connected, but now a study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai suggests that belief may be wrong. The paper, entitled “Risk for Late-life Re-injury, Dementia, and Death Among Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury” found no link between TBI with…

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By On November 6th, 2012

High Blood Pressure Leads To Early Brain Injury

According to scientists from the Alzheimer’s Disease Center at the University of California, Davis, high blood pressure may lead to brain injury and premature brain aging, even among people with only slightly raised blood pressure. The researchers are investigating links between systolic blood pressure, and various indicators of brain injury among middle-aged adults. The latest…

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By On October 30th, 2012

Settlement May Earn Chronic Patients Much Needed Care

The proposed agreement in a national class action would allow Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses to keep receiving physical and occupational therapy at home or in nursing homes. The agreement has been accepted by the Obama administraion, and helps solve a long-running problem for Medicare patients. The old policy said patients must show improvement…

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By On October 29th, 2012

More Research About TBI and Football Comes Out

The most recent report by the American Academy of Neurology confirmed the dangers of concussions and repetitive hits to the head in sports, especially football. This study’s results are far from earth-shattering, acting more as another brick in the construction of an objective understanding of the dangers of traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. The study…

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