CTE Research

Below are some articles for further reading about research on CTE. Some may require the Adobe Acrobat reader plugin.

Neuropathologic and Clinical Findings in Young Contact Sport Athletes Exposed to Repetitive Head Impacts

Bodychecking experience and rates of injury among ice hockey players aged 15–17 years


Vascular injury is associated with repetitive head impacts and tau pathology in chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Inflammation and CTE are linked


Toxic Protein, Linked to Alzheimer’s and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases, Exposed in New Detail


This study suggests that repeated head injuries damage the part of the brainstem region that is important for sleep.


Study links youth football to greater risk of later health problems


Sub-concussive blows can cause brain injury, says Trinity research


New Study Identifies Class of Drugs That Removes Abnormal Proteins in Brain and Improves Memory in Mice :


New antibody treats traumatic brain injury and prevents long-term neurodegeneration…


Impact of nutrition on inflammation, tauopathy, and behavioral outcomes from CTE


Unique Coalition To Launch Human Stem Cell Trial For Traumatic Brain Injury :


The Future of Detecting Brain Damage in Football


Effects of Subconcussive Head Trauma on the Default Mode Network of the Brain


Concussions linked to academic struggles in UW-Madison students


CTE Detected on NFL Player’s Tau Scan


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy: Historical Origins and Current Perspective


Collision Course: A Spectator report on the science of hard head knocks


Alzheimer’s and Concussion-Related CTE May Spread in the Brain Via Common Mechanism


Brain Scan a leap forward for CTE Research


Inflammatory insults and mental health consequences: does timing matter when it comes to depression?


Concussion, microvascular injury, and early tauopathy in young athletes after impact head injury and an impact concussion mouse model


Apolipoprotein E Epsilon 4 Genotype, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, and the Development of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy


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

ArticleWhen 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…

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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.



New Research Provides Link to Brain Trauma and Alzheimers and CTE