Excerpt from the newsletter of Queen Square Brain Bank for Neurological Disorders
“…Previously we reported the risk of repeated blows to the head in professional football players in developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which is a potential cause of dementia.
We have now begun a collaborative study with The International Concussion & Head Injury Research Foundation and Dr Michael Turner, former medical officer to the British Horse Racing Authority, to collect brain tissue from ex jockeys and examine the effect of head injuries to the brain.
This joint venture featured in the Daily Telegraph and Horse and Hound.”
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