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July 26, 2017

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Dr. Ann McKee, a neuropathologist, has examined the brains of 202 deceased football players. A broad survey of her findings was published on Tuesday in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Of the 202 players, 111 of them played in the N.F.L. — and 110 of those were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E., the degenerative disease believed to be caused by repeated blow...

November 4, 2016

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A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston fills an important gap in understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

April 13, 2016

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Excerpted from The New York Times | By John Branch

Photo Caption: Brandi Chastain after scoring the winning shootout goal in the 1999 World Cup final. She has agreed to donate her brain to researchers at Boston University. Credit: Roberto Schmidt/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The retired soccer player Brandi Chastain remains best known for scoring the winning shootout g...

December 22, 2012

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By Ken Belson | The New York Times | December 3, 2012

The growing evidence of a link between head trauma and long-term, degenerative brain disease was amplified in an extensive study of athletes, military veterans and others who absorbed repeated hits to the head, according to new findings published in the scientific journal Brain.

To which documentary filmmaker Steve James might say: “I told you so...

April 26, 2012

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By Nicholas D. Kristof | New York Times

He was a 27-year-old former Marine, struggling to adjust to civilian life after two tours in Iraq. Once an A student, he now found himself unable to remember conversations, dates and routine bits of daily life. He became irritable, snapped at his children and withdrew from his family. He and his wife began divorce proceedings.

This young man took to alcohol, a...

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