USF Professor Studying Relationship Between Causes of Alzheimer’s and CTE, a Disease Found in Athletes with Head Injuries

USF Professor Studying Relationship Between Causes of Alzheimer’s and CTE, a Disease Found in Athletes with Head Injuries

USF Professor Studying Relationship Between Causes of Alzheimer’s and CTE, a Disease Found in Athletes with Head Injuries

TAMPA, Fla. (May 9, 2016) – A University of South Florida professor is joining a growing number of researchers studying chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a recently discovered brain disease in athletes who have suffered repeated brain trauma from on-field collisions.

Dr. Martin Muschol, an associate professor of physics at USF who studies Alzheimer’s disease, is investigating the possibility that CTE can start when an on-field collision can generate a “seed” that subsequently induces a systemic spreading of protein abnormality in the brain.

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