Interest in CTE and the NFL over time

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is the term used to describe brain degeneration likely caused by repeated head traumas. CTE is a diagnosis made only at autopsy by studying sections of the brain. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chronic-traumatic-encephalopathy/symptoms-causes/syc-20370921 The signs and symptoms of CTE can include: Despite receiving more attention recently (at least based on Google web Read more…

The Importance of Science in a Post-Truth Era

Scientific American recently took a look at how some scientists are responding to the seemingly increasing anti-science outlook in the world:¬†https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/nobelists-students-and-journalists-grapple-with-the-antiscience-movement/. Two important points stood out to me. First, ¬†that scientists need to do a better job of outreach to inform the public of the scientific process. Because science is Read more…