How ‘punch drunk syndrome’ could help in Alzheimer’s

Studying the damaged brains of boxers could be used to develop new treatments, researchers say
Reuters Health

Scientists studying the damaged brains of boxers and other athletes have found key details about a head injury-linked disease called ‘punch drunk syndrome’ that could help with the development of new diagnostics and treatments for Alzheimer’s.

The syndrome, also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), is linked to repeated blows to the head and causes a type of dementia similar to Alzheimer’s.