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Posts Tagged ‘CTE and Alzheimer’s’

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 6th, 2018

Researchers find new genetic risk factor for severe CTE

A new study may have uncovered a key genetic factor which makes some more susceptible to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and its most severe symptoms. According to the findings published in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications by researchers at the Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System, a single gene variant…

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