Dr. Bennet Omalu - A forensic pathologist, Omalu conducted the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster, which led to his discovery of a new disease that he named chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. He is currently the chief medical examiner of San Joaquin County, Calif. and a professor in the UC Davis Department of Medical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He spoke to FRONTLINE’s Michael Kirk on March 25, 2013.
Scientist: NHL’s demand would harm all ongoing CTE research—The National Hockey League has been waging a quiet legal battle with Boston University to obtain volumes of information used in school’s study of brain disease in former athletes, Rick Westhead writes.
A pair of Boston University (BU) brain researchers is pushing back against demands by the National Hockey League (NHL) that they release data, brain pathology slides, and interview records of former NHL players and their families. The scientists accumulated the records during their research on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease that has been linked to repetitive head trauma.
Heading footballs causes same brain damage as boxing - major new study! Henry Bodkin Professional football isas risky as boxing in causing brain damage that can lead to dementiaand early death a major new investigation warns. Scientists at University College London say years of heading the ball can cause the same type of progressive damage as suffered by heavyweight prizefighters. They have called for urgent widescale research to establish whether repeated sub-concussive head impacts…
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