Posts Tagged ‘tau protein’

By On January 23rd, 2018

Repetitive hits, not concussions, cause CTE

A newly released study by researchers at Boston University linked repetitive hits to the head rather than concussions to the onset of CTE. The study found the link between head impact and TBI, independent of concussion. For the research team, the findings explained why approximately 20% of athletes with CTE were never diagnosed with a concussion.


By On April 26th, 2016

Chyna’s brain to be studied for CTE

Chyna’s brain will be studied by Bennet Omalu,MD according to a spokesperson, Anthony Anzalo. Chyna, or Joan Lauer, was known for her role as one of the first women in professional wresting and later as an actor and entertainer. She is believed to have experienced many concussions in the wresting ring which contributed to her…


By On May 31st, 2013

Researchers Say A Protein Is Responsible For Chronic Brain Damage

Is a brain protein often associated with Alzheimer’s disease and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy the source of chronic brain damage stemming from traumatic brain injuries? Researchers from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston claim that is the case. The tau brain protein creates deposits in the form of abnormal aggregates. BioNews Texas says that…

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