Navigation Links
NIH and NFL tackle concussion research
Date:12/16/2013

University School of Medicine and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

At present, the diagnosis of CTE is made by examining the brain after death; however, the range of specific features that identify this disorder has not been established. One goal of Dr. McKee's project is to define a clear set of criteria for the various stages of CTE and to distinguish it from Alzheimer's, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurodegenerative disorders in post-mortem brain tissue. Once these characteristics have been defined in brain tissue, the imaging teams at Washington University in St. Louis and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston will correlate them with brain scans to identify features that might eventually be used to diagnose CTE in individuals during their lifetimes.

  • Neuropathology of CTE and Delayed Effects of TBI: Toward In Vivo Diagnostics
    Principal Investigator: Wayne Gordon, Ph.D., Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City

    The goal of Dr. Gordon's project is to identify and describe the chronic effects of mild, moderate and severe TBIs and compare these with the features of CTE. Dr. Gordon and his colleagues at the University of Washington in Seattle will comprehensively evaluate brain tissue obtained from an ongoing study of thousands of people, the Adult Changes in Thought (ACT) study, funded by the National Institute of Aging. They also will examine brain tissue from donors who suffered severe TBI and were cared for in the TBI Model Systems program funded by the Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. In Dr. Gordon's project, neuroimaging teams at Massachusetts General Hospital, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, and the University of Washington will use a variety of sophisticated brain scanning techniques in patients with a range of head injuries, as well as on post-mortem tissue, to identify potential markers that may eventually be used to diagnose the degen
    '/>"/>


  • Contact: Barbara McMakin
    nindspressteam@ninds.nih.gov
    301-496-5751
    NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
    Source:Eurekalert

    Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

    Related biology news :

    1. Patients and scientists join forces to tackle Friedreichs Ataxia
    2. New textbook tackles the sustainable recycling of manure
    3. UCLA report urges new global policy effort to tackle crisis of plastic litter in oceans
    4. Transatlantic partnership to tackle neurodegenerative disease
    5. American Chemical Society global program tackles safe drinking water in Colombia
    6. Strengthening legumes to tackle fertilizer pollution
    7. After the Genome tackles tough questions about medicine, miracles and morality
    8. NTU scientist develops a multi-purpose wonder material to tackle enviromental challenges
    9. Penn conference tackles complex relationship between urbanization and food
    10. BGI and TGAC join efforts to tackle global challenges in food security, energy and health
    11. Fertilizers could help tackle nutritional deficiency in African country, researchers say
    Post Your Comments:
    *Name:
    *Comment:
    *Email:
    (Date:12/19/2014)... Dec. 18, 2014  23andMe, Inc., the leading personal genetics company, ... differences in genetic ancestry of individuals from across ... arrived more than four hundred years ago, the ... for peoples from different continents. This study illuminates how American ...
    (Date:12/17/2014)... 16, 2014 Valencell, a leader in performance biometric ... to industry leaders such as Intel, Jabra, Atlas, and ... wearable products. These products will be showcased at CES ... Vegas . "Our partners choose ...
    (Date:12/11/2014)... 09, 2014 Research and Markets , ... ) has announced the addition of the "Biometrics ... One major trend emerging in this ... biometric systems utilize more than one characteristic of an ...
    Breaking Biology News(10 mins):23andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 223andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 323andMe Study Sketches Genetic Portrait of the United States 4Valencell PerformTek Biometrics Power the Most Accurate Wearables at CES 2015 2Biometrics Market in India 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
    ... 23, 2010 Age and gender play a major role ... study on 20-to-64-year-olds. Published in the journal Psychophysiology , ... Montral and the Montreal Heart Institute in collaboration with colleagues ... "Our findings suggest that women who are more defensive ...
    ... new study at The University of Western Ontario finds the ... may provide unforeseen health benefits. The research, led by ... marinades may be more than just tasty sauces they ... paper was co-authored by Mark Bernards and Christopher Guglielmo in ...
    ... into what our world looked like millions of years ago. ... most common plants today), first appear in the fossil record ... which these fossils are deposited, it is thought that early ... in highly disturbed riparian stream channels and crevasses. ...
    Cached Biology News:Men and women respond differently to stress 2Spice up your health this barbecue season 2Can the morphology of fossil leaves tell us how early flowering plants grew? 2
    (Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... focused on advanced wound care, announces that AMNIOEXCEL® ... have been added to the Premier, Inc. Regenerative ... opportunity for the AMNIOEXCEL® and AMNIOMATRIX® product lines, ...
    (Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 24, 2014 PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTBI, ... announced the closing of an underwritten public offering of 3,500,000 ... an aggregate 3,500,000 shares of common stock, at an offering ... warrants have a per share exercise price of $5.00, are ...
    (Date:12/24/2014)... (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 “Preparative ... Gas, HPLC, Flash), Consumables (Columns, Solvents, Buffers, Valves, ... Food & Agriculture) - Forecasts to 2019” provides ... challenges, opportunities, current market trends, and strategies impacting ...
    (Date:12/24/2014)... BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) December 23, 2014 ... series is designed to introduce cutting edge communication ... partners of platform upgrades. This webinar series demonstrates ... their quest to leverage web conferencing’s most innovative ...
    Breaking Biology Technology:Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 2Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 3Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 4Derma Sciences Expands Access of its AMNIOTIC TISSUE Product Line with New Premier, Inc. Agreement 5PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 2PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 2Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 3Preparative and Process Chromatography Market is expected to reach $9 billion by 2019 - New Report by Marketsandmarkets 4SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 2SoundConnect Launches Leading Edge Business Communications Webinar Series 3
    ... Some of the world,s most respected energy experts will be exploring ... the Energy Capital of the World, as the Greater Houston Partnership ... policy by hosting "America,s Energy Future: Assessing Our Paths to Energy ... ...
    ... Conference Call on Friday, March 13, 2009 at ... Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX ), a ... commercialization of medically important, novel pharmaceutical products for ... and cancer (the "Company"), today announced its results ...
    ... Company Collaborating on Strategic Next Steps for BioBusiness ... Investments, LLC ("Tower"), and San Francisco-based life sciences ... formal partnership with aims of advancing plans for ... related to the "shovel-ready" BioBusiness Park at Elk ...
    Cached Biology Technology:Greater Houston Partnership to Lead Energy Security Discussion 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 2Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 3Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 4Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 5Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter and Year-End 2008 Financial Results 6Elk Run Developers Announce Partnership with Leading Life Sciences Firm 2Elk Run Developers Announce Partnership with Leading Life Sciences Firm 3Elk Run Developers Announce Partnership with Leading Life Sciences Firm 4