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Repetitive Impacts Important in Understanding Sports-Associated Concussions

Scientists at Trinity today announced a significant advance in our understanding of mild head trauma (concussive brain injury) and how it may be...
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Study Finds Routine Hits From Playing Football Cause Damage to the...

New research led by Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Rochester Medical Center indicates that concussions aren't the sole cause of...
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Single Brain Region Is Key to Assessing the Impact of Repetitive...

While a brain injury can be difficult to locate, new research identifies a single region of the brain that can be used to examine...
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Building Safer, Healthier Athletes

This story originally appeared in Yale Engineering magazine. Since it was first offered, the course Medical Device Design and Innovation...
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Vibrating Sensors Enable Sensitive, Inexpensive Detection of Biomarkers

Purdue University researchers have found a method of identifying biological markers in small amounts of blood that they believe could be used to detect...
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Molecules in Spit May Be Able to Diagnose and Predict Length...

Diagnosing a concussion can sometimes be a guessing game, but clues taken from small molecules in saliva may be able to help diagnose and...
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Computation Combats Concussion Damage

As football season rolls on, fans across the country look forward every weekend to touchdowns, tackles and tailgating. But recent news about football-induced brain...
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Football Position and Length of Play Affect Brain Impact

UNC researchers have found that damage to white matter in the brains of former college and professional football players due to recurrent head impacts...
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Biomarkers Can Reveal Traumatic Brain Injury, Even When Concussions Don’t Show...

Findings UCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test. The biomarkers are proteins,...
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PupilScreen Aims to Allow Parents, Coaches, Medics to Detect Concussion, Brain...

University of Washington researchers are developing the first smartphone app that is capable of objectively detecting concussion and other traumatic brain injuries in the...
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UCLA Neuroscientist Offers Game Plan to Better Understand Sports Concussions

Hospital emergency rooms treat more than 170,000 children each year for sports-related traumatic brain injuries, including concussions, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease...
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Study Finds Worsening Outcomes in Service Members Five Years after Mild...

According to a new study in JAMA Neurology, U.S. military service members who endured a mild concussion after blast injury while deployed in Iraq...
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Experts issue new guidance on treatment of concussions

Condition's definition is refined; UW Medicine physicians are among international panel of authors
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Sensors Embedded in Sports Equipment Could Provide Real-time Analytics to Your...

Sports analytics—tracking how fast the ball is moving or how players move across the field—is becoming a key component of how coaches make decisions...
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Undergrad Helps Develop Concussion Diagnosis Device

A portable concussion detection machine created by three college students, including one from the College of Arts and Sciences, was shown at the Consumer...
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Biomarker in Blood May Help Predict Recovery Time for Sports Concussions

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health found that the blood protein tau could be an important new clinical biomarker to better identify athletes...
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Wearable Sensor for Athletes Detects Potential Head Injuries

Head injuries are a hot topic today in sports medicine, with numerous studies pointing to a high prevalence of sports-related concussions, both diagnosed and...
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Technique measures ‘postural sway’ to diagnose neuromuscular disorders

A new technique might be used to diagnose neuromuscular disorders such as multiple sclerosis or impairment from concussions by detecting and measuring subtle oscillations...
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What do concussions do to your body and brain?

UB team will use NIH grant to look at how a concussion changes cerebral blood flow
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Penn Study Shows How Protein’s ‘Breakaway’ Bonds are Critical in Concussions

Even the mildest form of a traumatic brain injury, better known as a concussion, can cause permanent, irreparable damage. Now, an interdisciplinary team of...