Colleen Doci, Ph.D.
This experiment is aimed to aide all future athletes.
•The brain injury known as CTE can only be diagnosed after death and upon autopsy.
•Upon research, what causes this is non-heme Iron deposits in the brain cause radical oxygen species that damage the nerve cells.
•Causes many different mental and physical problems
•Research on Vitamin E showed that it can accept radical oxygen species and increase neurological health.
•We will be testing these affects on yeast samples
If yeast is treated with Vitamin E before being exposed to radical oxygen species via non-heme iron, then it will have a higher survivability than the non-treated yeast samples.
Copyright 2018 all authors
Roth, Dylan and Dargis, Cameron, "Vitamin E: A Possible Preventative Measure for CTE" (2018). Undergraduate Research Symposium (URS). 15.