Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive chronic disease in the brain that is found in people with a history of continual brain trauma, is often found in athletes. CTE has been a well covered and controversial issue at the professional football level, but has attracted less media coverage in other contact sports despite frequent cases. […]
Last month, the NFL announced that it is awarding more than $35 million in grants to fund research on brain injuries. The recipients of the league’s largesse include researchers at prestigious academic institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, the University of Pittsburgh and UC San Francisco. Peter Chiarelli, who chaired the scientific […]
A new study on brain injuries and football reveal that even one season of youth football can result in brain damage. A study presented Monday at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that head impacts in a single year of football can affect the brain’s effectiveness in “gray matter pruning,” or clearing out dead synapses. […]
Two-time Super Bowl champion Jim Plunkett hasn’t worn his number 16 black and silver Oakland Raiders jersey on the field since the 1986 NFL season. But the Raiders legend isn’t exactly just sitting and watching football thirty-some years after his retirement either. Read more at www.forbes.com/.