A new biobank at Macquarie University will collect patient data on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of dementia caused by repetitive brain injury, with the aim of diagnosing and ultimately preventing the devastating disease.
The symptoms include mood disturbance with depression and anxiety, behavioral disturbance with a tendency towards impulsivity and anger, changes in personality, impaired judgment, confusion, and cognitive decline.
Macquarie University neurologist Dr. Rowena Mobbs and her team at the University’s Concussion Connect service have been working with CTE patients for four years. Now, they have launched a new biobank to take that research to the next level.
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