Below are some articles for further reading about research on CTE. Some may require the Adobe Acrobat reader plugin.
JAMA Study: CTE in 99% NFL Players, 87% of All Age Groups.
Brain Injury and its link to brain disorders such as AD and CTE is explored:
Inflammation and CTE are linked
CTE Detected on NFL Player’s Tau Scan
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Historical Origins and Current Perspective
Alzheimer’s and Concussion-Related CTE May Spread in the Brain Via Common Mechanism
Brain Scan a leap forward for CTE Research
Studying PSP May Provide Clues to CTE
Blood Test Identifies Concussion-Related Brain Disorder
The neuropathology of sport
Study author claims to find ‘piece of the puzzle’ in diagnosing CTE in living patients
Report from the First NIH Consensus Conference to Define the Neuropathological Criteria for the Diagnosis of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Football findings suggest concussions caused by series of hits
Brain enzyme could prevent Alzheimer’s, neurodegenerative disease
Vaccine developed by Australian and US researchers may reverse dementia and Alzheimer’s
Meet the New Progressive Tauopathy: CTE in Athletes, Soldiers
Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health CTE Conference Series
By Gabrielle Strobel
When autopsies of football stars and wrestlers who had committed suicide touched off a storm of media coverage some years ago, the initial story was one of concussions putting athletes at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Since then, however, the story has taken a sharp turn. Prompted by striking brain pathology in both contact sport athletes and military veterans, scientists are now defining a new disease. Called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the underlying concept envisions a massive tauopathy that spreads from the site of impact throughout the brain during the months and years after hits to the head. In other words, a progressive disease that stands apart from the known manifestations of traumatic brain injury (TBI). On 30 September to 1 October 2012, at the first research conference dedicated exclusively to CTE, scientists promulgated the idea that, of the estimated 1.7 million people who sustain mild TBIs in the U.S. every year, an untold number do not recover, nor do they live with the chronic, stable impairment that is sometimes called post-concussion syndrome. Instead, they develop a discrete secondary tauopathy that worsens with age and eventually leads to dementia or parkinsonism if the person survives long enough. Emerging research hints that CTE may self-propagate from cell to cell, as do other tauopathies…
LSU experiments with new technology to diagnose head injuries
Concussion Assessment Research and Education (CARE) Consortium, a $30 million alliance between the NCAA and the Department of Defense that will test an estimated 35,000 male and female college athletes and service academy cadets over a three-year period.