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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...

June 27, 2017

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The explosive blast that forever changed Vanessa Molina’s life struck on a desolate road in Iraq in 2006 as she drove a gun truck guarding a supply convoy.

June 6, 2017

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Cohen Veterans Bioscience and the American College of Radiology today announced the creation of the first Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Imaging Reference Library. The library will be essential to the development of effective clinical imaging tools for diagnosing and managing patients with mild TBI.

May 22, 2017

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Three-fifths of troops discharged from the military for misconduct in recent years had a diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury or another associated condition, according to a report released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office.

May 18, 2017

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In research published in Scientific Reports on May 8, Rutgers scientists discovered that lithium – used as a mood stabilizer and to treat depression and bipolar disorder – and rapamycin, a treatment for some forms of cancer, protected nerve cells in the brain and stopped the chemical glutamate from sending signals to other cells and creating further brain cell damage.

April 21, 2017

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Circadian-related variations in body temperatures were found to be linked to arousal in people in vegetative or minimally conscious states in a newly reported study, suggesting a possible role for circadian rhythm manipulation in the treatment of severe brain injury.

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...

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