Concussions and neurodegenerative disorders

If you’ve watched the news lately you would have seen stories about retired athletes suffering from early onset dementia caused by or suffering from suspected chronic traumatic encephalopathy commonly known as CTE. Currently CTE can only be diagnosed by observing brain tissue after a person has passed away thus the need to understand more about what happens to the brain after repeated head trauma. We chatted with Eamon Brown, a Senior Research Officer at the Concussion and Repetitive Head Trauma Research Group here at Macquarie University, and a co-author of a recent study into traumatic encephalopathy syndrome. If interested in finding out more head on over to

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