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Common Mechanism May Be Responsible for the Spread of Alzheimer’s and CTE A newly published study from UC San Francisco reveals that a shared biological mechanism may drive the progression of both Alzheimer’s disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Both Alzheimer’s and CTE are classified as “tauopathies,” a category of diseases characterized by the improper folding and clumping together of a protein called tau (rhymes with “how”) inside […] The post Common Mechanism May Be ..

Concussions: A Growing Psychiatric Epidemic Also known as “concussion,” chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive neurodegenerative disease believed to be the result of multiple mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs). CTE was first described by Martland in 1928 as being “punch drunk,” a syndrome of confusion and ataxia in boxe...


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Head injury study of 35 former NFL and CFL players finds that 34 of them showed signs of brain disease before their deaths

Football season is back! Something naturally violent. Degeneration: There is normally very little deposition of p-tau in the brain (top row). In stage four CTE there is severe p-tau deposition t...

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Information regarding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy a disease that affects the brain and is found in athletes and others with a history of repetitive brain trauma.

MIND diet: A new way to prevent Alzheimer's

This new eating plan could lower your rick of Alzheimer's disease. Learn what to eat and how to protect your brain with the MIND diet.


76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

The nation's largest brain bank focused on the crippling disease known as CTE has now found the condition in 96 percent of NFL players it has tested posthumously.