Excerpt from the 31 May 2018 article in Horse and Hound magazine
“…Riders are invited to donate their brains to help form a greater understanding the long-term effects of concussion in sport.
The International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation (ICHIRF), led by Dr Michael Turner, is exploring whether repeated head trauma leads to neurological problems later in life (news, 28 January, 2016).
The project involves in-depth screening of jockeys, riders and other athletes who have had concussion, comparing their results to control subjects.
Dr Turner told H&H the next stage is to look at whether concussion can lead to the neurodegenerative disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).”
Read the rest of the article on the Horse and Hound website.
Find out more about brain donation with ICHIRF.