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By On August 28th, 2018

Chris Nowinski talks concussions in sports on recent podcast

If anyone can claim the title of being a brain injury expert, it is Chris Nowinski. He played football while studying at Harvard. Then, he went on to become a professional wrestler until a brain injury derailed his career. Rather than let his story end there, Nowinski then got a doctorate in behavioral neuroscience, wrote…

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By On December 13th, 2017

Bostonian of the Year: Ann McKee CTE Researcher

Recently McKee’s published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that of 202 brains of former football players, 177 had CTE. Dr. McKee also served as the pathologist for the study of Aaron Hernandez’s brain. Hernandez, the former Patriot, was a convicted murderer serving a life sentence for killing his friend. Hernandez ended his life six months into his sentence. The autopsy revealed that Hernandez had advanced CTE.

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By On March 18th, 2015

Experts Speak On Chris Borland’s Concussion-Related Retirement

Chris Borland caught the sports world by surprise yesterday by announcing his retirement from the NFL after just one promising season playing for the San Francisco 49’s, but brain injury experts are coming out in support of the athlete’s brave decision. “It’s surprising because you don’t see it happen,” said Dr. Kevin Winter, one such…

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By On October 8th, 2012

Chris Nowinski Speaks About Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

Chris Nowinski, co-founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute, spoke to the Dennis and Callahan Morning Show recently about his upcoming documentary “Head Games’, but he also offered a lot of insight into the status of his most recent research and the safety of playing football at young ages. The Sports Legacy Institute (SLI)…

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