CTE

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Alex Reimer
September 27, 2017 - 3:53 pm
Boston University researchers have discovered a key biomarker for CTE that may allow scientists to diagnose the degenerative brain disease in living patients. Currently, it can only be diagnosed posthumously. The scientific breakthrough could change the landscape of football, and the NFL, forever...
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Donald Trump and the Patriots.
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John Tomase
September 23, 2017 - 1:31 pm
My pals in the morning, Gerry and Kirk, suggest that I suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome. I prefer to think of it as Trump Reality Syndrome, wherein the president's actions enrage on their own merits, no embellishment required. Every time he opens his mouth or his Twitter account, even the...
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John Tomase
September 22, 2017 - 12:30 am
CTE isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card. Even from the grave, Aaron Hernandez shouldn't get to play it. The former Patriots tight end, jailed for the premeditated 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd, apparently had a brain crusted with the stuff. At least that's what his lawyers are claiming after filing a $20...
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Alex Reimer
September 21, 2017 - 10:50 pm
Aaron Hernandez’s estate faces long odds in its case against the NFL. But this could still be the most damaging litigation the league has ever faced. Boston University’s CTE Center revealed Thursday that Hernandez was found to have Stage 3 of the degenerative brain disease. Researchers concluded it...
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Elvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports
Alex Reimer
September 20, 2017 - 10:58 am
Kids are barred from partaking in some risky activities and behavior. They aren’t allowed to drive until they’re 16 and can’t purchase most firearms until they’re 18. Harmful substances, such as alcohol and tobacco, are kept out of the hands of children as well. It’s time to consider whether tackle...
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Alex Reimer
September 19, 2017 - 12:22 pm
Boston University researchers have presented the most convincing evidence yet that playing contact football as an adolescent may lead to behavioral problems and brain damages later in life, per the Boston Globe . Scientists from BU’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center looked at 214 former...
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The Patriots honored the late Junior Seau in 2012.
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John Tomase
September 11, 2017 - 2:03 am
I covered Junior Seau. I liked Junior Seau. I wasn't nearly as stunned as I should've been when he stuck a .357 magnum revolver to his chest in 2012 and pulled the trigger. Seau's suicide at age 43 was tragic, but it wasn't shocking. When tests yielded the familiar diagnosis of chronic traumatic...
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March 15, 2016 - 4:17 am
Welcome to Tuesday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . TUESDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL: Bruins at Sharks, 10 p.m. (NBCSN, NESN) NHL: Red Wings at Flyers, 7 p.m. (NBCSN) NBA: Celtics at Pacers, 7 p.m. (...
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February 04, 2016 - 3:13 am
Welcome to Thursday's Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire . THURSDAY'S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL : Bruins at Sabres, 7 p.m. (NESN) NHL : Islanders at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) NHL : Ducks at Kings, 10 p.m. (...
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January 27, 2016 - 5:41 am
[caption id="attachment_37689" align="alignright" width="150"] Tyler Sash[/caption] Former Giants safety Tyler Sash is the latest ex-NFL player with chronic traumatic encephalopathy found in his brain. Sash, who died at the age of 27 due to an accidental overdose of pain medications, had his brain...
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