My 100 Concussions: Notes From A Terrified CTE Study Participant

Former football player and pro wrestler Chris Nowinski recently set up a massive research project with Boston University to examine the long-term effects of concussion damage on the human brain. Anyone can volunteer to have his or her brain posthumously donated to the study, and one anonymous Deadspin reader has… » 12/12/12 10:15am 12/12/12 10:15am

Hockey Enforcer Bob Probert Suffered Degenerative Brain Disease

The brain researchers to whom Bob Probert donated his postmortem brain will announce Thursday that the late NHL tough-guy suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died of a heart attack last summer. CTE is the condition in which concussion concerns from the NFL on down to youth sports are rooted. » 3/02/11 11:00pm 3/02/11 11:00pm