chronic traumatic encephalopathy


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chronic traumatic encephalopathy

n. Abbr. CTE
A neurodegenerative disease resulting from repetitive trauma to the brain, characterized by speech and gait difficulties, cognitive dysfunction, memory disturbances, and changes in behavior and personality.
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The Mental Health Committee advanced the bill named for Dave Duerson, the former Chicago Bears defensive back who killed himself in 2011 at age 50 but left his brain intact to be studied for signs of what turned out to be chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Microscopic tears and plaque (dubbed chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE) gradually diminish the capacity of players' brains.
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A re-examination of Jeff's brain found he was suffering from Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy - a form of dementia which has also been found in a number of late American footballers, boxers and rugby players.
At Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow he met Dr Willie Stewart, the pathologist who discovered Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former England and West Brom player Jeff Astle's brain after he died in 2002, aged just 59.
Bennet Omalu's autobiography tells the complete story of how the Nigeria-born pathologist discovered brain damage in football players - what is now referred to as chronic traumatic encephalopathy If you saw the film Concussion, starring Will Smith, you know that Bennet Omalu is the unlikely figure who rocked the foundation of the National Football League and all of football with his scientific research.
Over time, this can lead to progressive brain disorders like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and create problems with mood and movement.
A widely reported medical journal study released in July found chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, in the autopsied brains of 110 of 111 former NFL players.
In 2005, forensic pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu published a groundbreaking study (1) that, for the first time, showed a link between American football and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative brain disease that has been detected in people who have suffered a severe blow or repeated blows to the head.
Department of Veterans Affairs, discovered elevated levels of a protein called CCL11 in the brains of dead football players with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), but not in the brains of healthy people or people with Alzheimer's disease.
The aftershock of those earthquake findings came Thursday when it was reported that the brain of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who committed suicide last April after he was convicted of murder, had such a severe form of chronic traumatic encephalopathy that the damage was akin to that of players in their 60s.
It's called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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