Navigation Links
Boston Univ., Veterans Affairs find sports brain trauma may cause disease mimicking ALS
Date:8/17/2010

co-chairmen of the NFL's new Head, Neck and Spine Committee, stated, "We are pleased that the NFL has provided the support necessary for this research and look forward to continued discussion of the findings within our medical committee and with other researchers to better understand their clinical implications."

McKee now has analyzed the brains of more than 35 athletes and found evidence of CTE in 12 of 13 former NFL players. These brains were acquired primarily through the efforts of CSTE co-director Chris Nowinski who is also president of the non-profit Sports Legacy Institute. The CSTE maintains a registry of more than 350 living athletes who have agreed to donate their brain and spinal cord following death and to undergo telephone-based interviews and assessments during life. Robert Stern, PhD, CSTE co-director and an associate professor of neurology at BUSM, oversees the CSTE registry as well as a study about to begin of retired NFL players who undergo extensive neurological, cognitive, psychiatric, cerebrospinal fluid and neuroimaging studies. Robert Cantu, MD, a clinical professor of neurosurgery at BUSM and co-director of the CSTE, was recently appointed senior advisor to the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee.


'/>"/>

Contact: Gina DiGravio
gina.digravio@bmc.org
617-638-8480
Boston University Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Worlds largest meeting of ear, nose and throat doctors to convene in Boston Sept. 26-29, 2010
2. Boston University School of Medicine researcher awarded the 2010 Avanti Award in Lipids
3. Boston University reseachers develop faster, cheaper DNA sequencing method
4. Grant brings real-world science to Boston classrooms
5. Boston University scientists first to see RNA network in live bacterial cells
6. Boston University engineer to use $2.5 million NIH grant to cells reaction to physical force
7. Boston University biomedical engineers teach bacteria to count
8. Boston College chemistry professor Udayan Mohanty receives a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship
9. Agent Orange exposure increases veterans risk of aggressive recurrence of prostate cancer
10. 2008 Ullyot Public Affairs Lecture
11. Sports rehabilitation and injury prevention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/15/2014)... 12, 2014 Research and Markets ... the "Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 Facial recognition is ... Facial recognition system measures the overall facial feature ... mouth, and the distance between eyes. Facial recognition ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... Research and Markets , ... http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/9ql3kr/biometrics_market ) has announced the addition of the ... to their offering. One major ... of multimodal biometric systems. Multimodal biometric systems utilize ... verification and identification purposes. This helps to reduce ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 10, 2014  Data Sciences International (DSI), the ... a new series of digital telemetry implants to ... M series, part of the PhysioTel™ Digital platform, ... possible physiologic data when incorporating functional endpoints into ... to toxicology studies has evolved from short ECG ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 2Global Facial Recognition Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, Cognitec Systems, NEC and Safran Group 3Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2New telemetry implants expected to change how large animal toxicology studies are conducted 2
... to be genetically predetermined and evolutionarily innate, such as ... These qualities drive the nature versus nurture debate and ... why? Psychologists Agneta Herlitz and Jenny Rehnman ... of human predisposition: Does ones sex influence his or ...
... have been used for decades to take pictures of ... Energys (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators have ... of ultra-small structures buried in nanoparticles and nanomaterials, and ... Argonne scientists along with scientists from the University ...
... center of some of the nation,s most pressing challenges, ... change. To provide a critical overview of America,s energy ... leading energy experts from the government, research institutions, and ... study under way called "America,s Energy Future: Technology Opportunities, ...
Cached Biology News:Total, genetically-based recall 2Lensless camera uses X-rays to view nanoscale materials and biological specimens 2Lensless camera uses X-rays to view nanoscale materials and biological specimens 3NAS to hold 2-day summit on energy issues 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... YORK , Dec. 23, 2014  NeuroLifeSciences announced ... mazindol in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder published in ... . The paper, titled "Pilot Phase ... disorder" ( Konofal et al, Drug Des ... ) shows that mazindol might be an effective, ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014   Synthetic Biologics, ... of pathogen-specific therapies for serious infections and ... microbiome, today announced positive topline safety and ... trial of SYN-004, the Company,s investigational oral ... Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, antibiotic-associated ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative ... announced that it has signed a letter of ... that has developed and patented a nanotechnology-based development ... diagnostics products that enable rapid on-site collection and ... use/abuse and health issues in an immediate, non-invasive ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Dec. 22, 2014  ( www.competitivehealth.com ) — Competitive ... medical bill review and advocacy service, has signed an ... WellCard Savings discount health services marketplace. 63% ... more than they expected to pay. As part of ... costs, WellCard Savings is pleased to offer medical bill ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 2Redefining ADHD: A New Approach & A Shift of Paradigm in ADHD Therapeutics 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 2Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 3Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 4Synthetic Biologics Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 1a Trial of SYN-004 for the Prevention of C. difficile Infection 5ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2WellCard Savings Announces CoPatient Medical Bill Review Service for Members 2
... D Garteiz, TexMS Analytical Services, Houston, TX , ... A Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS system was used for the quantitation of the ... urinary tract using a urethra suppository mode of administration. , ... major health problem in the U.S. and will continue to grow with ...
... Activation of B cells through the B cell receptor ... pathway although, in many cases, different members of the same kinase ... family and have similar sequences and structures. Crosslinking of the CD3 ... are Src family tyrosine kinases 1,2 . These kinases phosphorylate ITAM ...
... , ... The understanding of the cellular signaling processes leading to programmed ... autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinsons and Alzheimers disease. ... premature apoptosis in the affected tissue. At the same time, damaged ...
Cached Biology Technology:Quantitation of Oxybutynin in Rabbit Plasma Using the Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS System 2Quantitation of Oxybutynin in Rabbit Plasma Using the Varian 1200L LC/MS/MS System 3Research Tools for Analysis of ZAP-70 2Research Tools for Analysis of ZAP-70 3Caspase-3 Activation - An Indicator of Apoptosis in Image-Based Assays 2Caspase-3 Activation - An Indicator of Apoptosis in Image-Based Assays 3Caspase-3 Activation - An Indicator of Apoptosis in Image-Based Assays 4Caspase-3 Activation - An Indicator of Apoptosis in Image-Based Assays 5
... Fully adjustable mixing angle, Variable speed, Digital ... a number of different sized tubes, Spillage ... cultures, keeping biological samples in suspension and ... be used in incubators up to 60C ...
...
... real-time PCR detection system uses a fixed ... nm) and two photomultiplier tubes for 2-color ... 2 system is built on an DNA ... gradient feature. This item includes the thermal ...
... is used to screen blots of mini format ... screen up to 40 different antibodies or sera ... The apparatus includes a base plate, 2 separate, ... 8 x 7 cm membranes, and gaskets and ...
Biology Products: