Posts Tagged ‘CTE research’

By On January 25th, 2018

VA works with PINK Concussions to encourage PTSD and TBI research in women

Donated brains have become an integral part of research into both chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, the vast majority of brains donated to brain banks have come from male athletes and soldiers. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is working to correct this discrepancy with a collaboration between its…


By On October 16th, 2017

Lawmaker pledges to donate his brain for TBI research

After listening to several former NFL players testify about the effects and risks of traumatic brain injury, one member of the House of Representatives says he will donate his brain for concussion research. Rep. David Cicilline from Rhode Island, who used to play football earlier in his life, says he has pledged to donate his…


By On March 22nd, 2017

CTE Research Faces a Difficult Future But Athletes Are Helping By Donating Their Brains

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a hot-button topic in both the medical and sports communities as the link between the permanent brain disease and repeated head impacts gradually becomes more clear. In recent years, studies have made it increasingly evident that repeated concussions or severe head impacts can lead to the development of CTE.…

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