Neuroscience

Q&A: Countering concussion complacency

With the pandemic possibly having temporarily shifted some of the questions about the safety of football away from concussions, out comes a study of college football players with potentially encouraging—and potentially ...

Neuroscience

MRI test to detect brain injuries in football players

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease caused by repeated head injuries often affecting athletes, can only be diagnosed currently through brain tissue analysis post-mortem. However, in a new study ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Tauvid receives approval for tau pathology imaging

(HealthDay)—Tauvid (flortaucipir F18), a radioactive diagnostic agent, was approved to image tau pathology in patients with cognitive impairment being evaluated for Alzheimer disease, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ...

Genetics

Using gene therapy to treat chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A new study shows the feasibility of using gene therapy to treat the progressive neurodegenerative disorder chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). The study, which demonstrated the effectiveness of direct delivery of gene ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Targeting immune cells may be potential therapy for Alzheimer's

Messy tangles of a protein called tau can be found in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease and some other neurodegenerative diseases. In Alzheimer's, the tangles coalesce just before tissue damage becomes visible ...

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