Study Initiated to Probe Degenerative Brain Disease in Former Athletes

by Kathy Jones on  November 19, 2011 at 8:50 PM Clinical Trials News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Researchers from Boston University have recruited more than a 100 former footballers who have played in the National Football League (NFL) in a three-year study about degenerative brain disease in former athletes.
 Study Initiated to Probe Degenerative Brain Disease in Former Athletes
Study Initiated to Probe Degenerative Brain Disease in Former Athletes
Advertisement

The study will be conducted by researchers from the Centre for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy, School of Medicine, Boston University who have already analyzed over 70 former athletes to try and diagnose Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).

Advertisement
Presently the only way to check whether a person suffered from CTE was by scanning the brains of athletes after their deaths.

The researchers will be hoping that their three-year long study will help them come up with a way to diagnose this problem when the person is still alive. The co-director of BU's School of Medicine, Robert Stern said that unless a way can be found to diagnose the condition during a person's lifetime, effective treatments cannot be developed.



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

Related Links

More News on:

Parkinsons Disease Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Brain Brain Facts Ataxia Language Areas in The Brain Ways to Improve your Intelligence Quotient (IQ) Naegleriasis (Brain-Eating Amoeba Infection) 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive