What is CTE, the disease caused by head trauma?

What is CTE, the disease caused by head trauma?

Athletes all know how dangerous repeated head trauma can be, but new research claims the problem is much greater than many of us thought.
A study was published this week looking at chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased NFL players who donated their bodies to medical science.
The study found that 99 per cent of former NFL players who were examined had CTE.
What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)? CTE is a degenerative brain disease. It leads to a protein called Tau forming, which then spreads through the brain, killing brain cells.
While CTE can develop in... read more

27 July 2017 in Hot News, Views: 33
Source: Metro

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