•Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive disease found in individuals who have suffered multiple concussions or other forms of head injuries.
•It is caused by the accumulation of tau protein which helps to stabilize functions in your brain.
•CTE may become evident through a variety of symptoms including memory loss, confusion, aggression, and depression.
•The disease and symptoms may appear months or even years after the initial trauma occurs.
To find out more: Visit Sports Legacy Institute. SLI partnered with Boston University School of Medicine to form the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE), which is dedicated to the study of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). The mission of the Sports Legacy Institute is to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.