Neurological disorders

November 13, 2017 - 9:43 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Maria Carolina Gallego-Iradi, University of Florida and David Borchelt, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the U.S. recently...
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FILE - In this Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 file photo, Bill Gates talks to reporters about the 2016 annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig,File)
November 13, 2017 - 2:07 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and...
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November 03, 2017 - 5:08 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti says he'll donate his brain to Boston University to support research of chronic traumatic encephalopathy. In May, Buoniconti revealed he was diagnosed with dementia, and his doctors suspect CTE may contribute to his symptoms, which...
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In this Oct. 13, 2017, photo, Anaheim Ducks right wing Patrick Eaves (18) in the first period of a hockey game in Denver. Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and his hockey career is on hold while he recovers. The Ducks announced Eaves' diagnosis Monday, Oct. 24, and the club disclosed that the veteran goal-scorer was in intensive care last week. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
October 24, 2017 - 12:48 am
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Anaheim Ducks forward Patrick Eaves has been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, and his hockey career is on hold while he recovers. The Ducks announced Eaves' diagnosis Monday, and the club disclosed that the veteran goal-scorer was in intensive care last week. Eaves is...
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FILE - In this Oct. 18, 1969 file photo, Chelsea's Eddie McCreadie, second right, kicks clear from scrimmage in front West Bromwich's Jeff Astle, left, during the English League Division one soccer match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. The family of former England striker Jeff Astle, whose death at age 59 in 2002 was attributed to repeatedly heading heavy, leather balls, has been pushing for better protection for modern players. (AP Photo/Robert Rider, file)
October 03, 2017 - 6:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Earning a place in a Premier League club's academy offers an irresistible path to fame, glory and wealth. Parents, though, are becoming increasingly aware of the potential health risks their children will be exposed to. At Manchester City, offering reassurance and trying to allay...
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September 21, 2017 - 4:23 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on deceased NFL star Aaron Hernandez being diagnosed with the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez's daughter are suing the NFL and the New England Patriots over his death. The lawsuit filed in federal court...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 29, 2017 - 10:31 am
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 3:36 pm
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 2:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 12, 1992 file photo, East's Kevin Turner, of Alabama, dives over the top for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of the Japan Bowl, the American collegiate all-star football game, at the Tokyo Dome. A fullback at Alabama before playing eight years in the NFL for New England and Philadelphia, Kevin Turner was 46 when he died in 2016. He had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease, but after studying his brain researchers declared that it was actually CTE. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)
July 28, 2017 - 2:33 pm
Jim Hudson's wife came home one day and found him sitting on a couch, clutching a golf ball, with tears streaming down his face. The former New York Jets defensive back, a star of the team's only Super Bowl championship, had played a lot of golf; he was a single-digit handicap at the time. But he...
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