Home » Sport

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased National Football League players

28 Июля, 2017, 00:32 | Author: Christina Hansen
  • CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

CTE is an accelerated degenerative brain disease found most often in people with a history of repeated impacts to the head causing the brain to repeatedly slam into the skull, resulting in trauma to the delicate brain tissues.

This combination of photos provided by Boston University shows sections from a normal brain, left, and from the brain of former University of Texas football player Greg Ploetz, right, in stage IV of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. We now know that a significant percentage of amateur and professional athletes are likely to be suffering from CTE, largely as a result of the repeated concussions that are common in competitive sports. The disease is also often associated with a severely damage amygdala - a part of the brain that helps regulate emotional response, aggression and anxiety. "These findings suggest that CTE may be related to prior participation in football and that a high level of play may be related to substantial disease burden".

Researchers found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 110 of the 111 donated brains of players who played in the National Football League, according to the study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The brains were examined in a lab to look for neuropathological features of the very rare condition. Most worrisome, even among those who only played football in high school, almost a quarter of them tested positive for that disease. He also cited McKee's previous research, stating that she and her colleagues had diagnosed many players who died with the disease.

The NFL, which a year ago pledged $100 million for neuromedical research, said the study would help the league and players to understand the condition. One innovative example is a collar for athletes based on the anatomy of woodpeckers, which consistently sustain blows to the head in their line of work. As noted by the authors, there are still many unanswered questions relating to the cause, incidence and prevalence of long-term effects of head trauma such as CTE.

The researchers say they were shocked by their own findings and how pervasive CTE was among the study's sample.

Читайте также: First Gene-Edited Human Embryos in the US

The issue sprang to the fore after Junior Seau - considered one of the greatest linebackers of all time - shot himself in 2012 at the age of 43.

Would you let your kids play football?

And later that month, a federal appeals court ruled league administrators ignored evidence of a retired player's CTE when considering his eligibility for disability payments.

The study is limited by factors such as its selection bias and lack of a control group, the researchers write.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2017 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Recommended:

  • 18-Year-Old Arrested After Live-Streaming Crash That Killed Her Sister

    18-Year-Old Arrested After Live-Streaming Crash That Killed Her Sister

    Shortly after filming stopped, it resumed again, this time showing her sister lying in a field with obvious head trauma. ABC-owned station KFSN-TV in Fresno reported that Sanchez was livestreaming video on Instagram when the crash occurred.
    Iconic Microsoft Paint To Be Killed Off After 32 Years

    Iconic Microsoft Paint To Be Killed Off After 32 Years

    She says that the outpouring of support for MS Paint caught the company's attention and that it needs to clarify some things. The 32-year-old app is arguably one of the simplest yet powerful artistic software available till date.
    Kerala High Court rejects actor Dileep's bail plea

    Kerala High Court rejects actor Dileep's bail plea

    Dileep - like any accused under Indian law - must be presumed innocent unless the court returns a verdict of "guilty". With this, not only is Dileep looking at his two-week jail stay being prolonged, but also the loss of his stardom.
  • United Kingdom  hospital regrets protracted dispute over Charlie Gard treatment

    United Kingdom hospital regrets protracted dispute over Charlie Gard treatment

    Earlier, GOSH said it regretted that its "profound and heartfelt" differences with Charlie's parents had played out in court. In Britain, courts make right-to-life decisions, not patients or families, as is usually the case in the United States .
    Couple Sues Basketball Star Draymond Green For Alleged Assault, Battery

    Couple Sues Basketball Star Draymond Green For Alleged Assault, Battery

    Green was arrested for the alleged slap and faces a $500 fine and up to 90 days in jail if he is found guilty of the assault. The suit claims that Edmonson and his girlfriend's lives have been "severely impacted" by the incident.
    Ford Mustang GT scores Drag Mode

    Ford Mustang GT scores Drag Mode

    Ford is certainly chasing after Chevy here, too; we measured a Camaro SS automatic hitting 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds. The 10-speed architecture features Ford-patented power-flow and Ford-patented direct-acting hydraulic controls.
  • Trump strikes again: Potential pardon yet another cop out

    Trump strikes again: Potential pardon yet another cop out

    Schiff said Kushner will be available to the committee for two hours, and said this would just be the first interview with him. Trump is clearly frustrated that the Russian Federation collusion story is engulfing his own family", the Journal said.
    IAF helicopter rescues man from electric pole in flood-hit Gujarat

    IAF helicopter rescues man from electric pole in flood-hit Gujarat

    One more death was reported from Morigaon district of Assam even as the overall flood situation improved in the state. In West Bengal, lowlands in Birbhum, Purulia, West Midnapore and Hooghly districts were inundated.
    Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall

    Ford says it will fight latest Takata air bag inflator recall

    When the airbag is deployed, it can explode and launch metal shards which have penetrated people's eyes, face, neck, and chest. Toyota said the replacements would be safe for several years because faults only emerged as the airbags aged.
  • Microsoft announces Windows Bounty Program to improve Windows Security

    Microsoft announces Windows Bounty Program to improve Windows Security

    Paying a bounty costs the company only a little compared to fixing loopholes after it's too late. Bounty payouts will range from $500 to $250,000.
    Manufacturers face United Kingdom  prosecution for cheating emissions tests

    Manufacturers face United Kingdom prosecution for cheating emissions tests

    He was charged in 2016 with conspiracy to defraud the USA and violating the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act. USA prosecutors have gathered more than 4.3 million documents covering more than 40 million pages in the ongoing probe.
    Phelps' shark wasn't real, viewers' rage is

    Phelps' shark wasn't real, viewers' rage is

    Phelps has set 39 world records and won 23 Olympic golds, but he still needed a helping hand to compete against the sharks . I hope people learned their lesson for when someone comes at them and says they're going to make a guy swim with a shark .


Popular

1 in custody after woman killed aboard Alaska-bound cruise
A security officer aboard the cruise ship handcuffed Manzanares and detained him in an adjoining cabin, the affidavit said. Princess Cruises newest ship which has been purpose-built for China is preparing to begin its inaugural season.

Doval, Yang hold talks amid Sikkim standoff
Doval is now in China to attend a two-day Brics meeting with his counterparts from Brazil , Russia , China and South Africa . The group of NSAs will call on the Chinese President for an interaction on security issues relating to BRICS countries.

WhatsApp achieves 1 billion daily active users mark
WhatsApp has also added a slew of features to the app in the previous year of so, with the biggest being an update to Status. However, this might change in upcoming weeks as the status tab could feature short video ads in coming months.

Kansas City "Trades" New American Dom Dwyer To Orlando
At the very least, the club will acquire $400,000 in general allocation money and $500,000 in targeted allocation in the trade . Orlando City can play Larin and Dwyer together, and look to rebuild Larin's market value ahead of a potential winter transfer.

WH: Trump Wants Sessions to 'Strongly' Lead DOJ
If that is what Trump is doing, what does that leave Sessions to do? "Now Trump is even belittling Sessions" endorsement. Asked how long he would stay on, Mr Tillerson turned and smiled, saying , "As long as the president lets me".

Which of these is the best music video of the year?
These are Artist of the Year , Video of the Year , Best Collaboration , Best New Artist , and Best Fight Against the System Video. This year's MTV Video Music Awards will take place on August 27 at 8 p.m.at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Indian eves lose WC final by 9 runs against England
Some of the best moments from the ICC Women's World Cup which culminated in a dramatic win for England against India on Sunday. Her match haul of six for 46 was also the best individual return in any Women's World Cup final. "I congratulate the team".

City confirm Mendy Signing
Nasri was a £24million signing from Arsenal back in 2011 and still has two years remaining on his City deal. Mendy joins the likes of Kyle Walker and Danilo as the fullbacks that were brought in this summer.

Roomba robot cleaner to gather data on houses
We have to admit that it looks pretty wonderful in action, but did you also consider the fact that while it is navigating your home that it is also collecting data about it?

Jerry Jones: No Domestic Violence Evidence Against Ezekiel Elliott
The 22-year old has been under investigation stemming from an alleged domestic violence incident that happened over a year ago. Error! There was an error processing your request.

Tendencies