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2 Neuroscience, Biomechanics, and Risks of Concussion in the Developing Brain | Sports-Related Concussions in Youth: Improving the Science, Changing the Culture | The National Academies Press

Page 55<p><b>Suggested Citation:</b>"2 Neuroscience, Biomechanics, and Risks of Concussion in the Developing Brain." Institute of Medicine and National …

Neuroscience

What Are Woodpeckers Doing to Their Brains?

Woodpecker brains preserved in ethanol feel a bit like modeling clay. That’s according to George Farah, a graduate student at Boston University …

Neuroscience

Could woodpeckers teach the NFL how to prevent brain injuries?

Woodpeckers repeatedly whack their heads against trees with a force 10 times that of a concussion-inducing football tackle, yet they seem no worse …

Birds

Caring for Your Brain: What You Need to Know about Concussions

Core Concept<p>Abstract<p>Concussions are an injury to the brain that can result in several kinds of changes in the way the brain functions: changes in the …

Kinesiology

Concussion, microvascular injury, and early tauopathy in young athletes after impact head injury and an impact concussion mouse model | Brain

The mechanisms underpinning concussion, traumatic brain injury, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the relationships between these disorders, …

It's not concussions that cause CTE. It's repeated hits, a study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy can start early and without any signs of concussion, according a study released Thursday.<p>The Alzheimer's-like disease has been most commonly associated with former professional football players, but has also been detected in …

Kinesiology

First confirmed case of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in a professional bull rider

• C. Dirk Keene<br>• Caitlin S. Latimer<br>• Lisa M. Steele<br>• Christine L. Mac DonaldEmail author<p>Open Access<p>Correspondence<p>First Online: 28 December 2017<p>Received: 01 …

Ex-NFL player confirmed as 1st case of CTE in living patient

<b>(CNN) —</b> Researchers published, what they say is the first case of a living person identified with the degenerative brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE.<p>While unnamed in the study, lead author Dr. Bennet Omalu confirmed to CNN that the subject of the case was former NFL player, …

Kinesiology

Concussion As a Multi-Scale Complex System: An Interdisciplinary Synthesis of Current Knowledge

Introduction<p>Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant public health concern. The United States alone sees an estimated 2.5–3.8 million cases per …

Neuroscience

Alan Shearer: Making my documentary Dementia, Football and Me

<b>It is more than a year since I started making my BBC documentary investigating the link between heading footballs and dementia.</b><p>Personally and professionally, it has been quite a journey - and also an education - for me.<p>I met former footballers and their families who live with the disease, spoke to …

Soccer

Alan Shearer: I fear I may develop dementia from years of heading heavy footballs

Today’s footballers may be at greater risk of head injury and dementia because balls are heavier than in the past, a new documentary suggests.<p>Although vintage brown leather footballs appear more cumbersome than today’s precision-engineered balls, in fact, they were 40 grams lighter. Only when they …

Alan Shearer

Professors Are Complicit in Football Players’ Brain Damage

In granting football scholarships, colleges agree to cultivate student-athletes’ thinking on the condition that they risk serious cognitive harm.

Brain Damage

Will Studies of 700 Pro Fighters Help Predict Future Brain Damage?

LAS VEGAS — It’s a study that probably couldn’t be conducted anywhere other than this hot spot for professional combatants, where marquee fights are …

Brain Trauma Scientists Turn Their Attention to Soccer

The mountain of evidence connecting professional football and long-term brain damage grew this week with publication of a new study that examined the …

CTE found in 99% of studied brains from deceased NFL players

<b>(CNN) —</b> Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, was found in 99% of deceased NFL players' brains that were donated to scientific research, according to a study published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA.<p>The neurodegenerative brain disease can be found in individuals who have been exposed …

The Brain

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

This case series investigated the neuropathological and clinical features of deceased football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy whose …

Medical Journals

Evaluation of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Football Players

111 NFL Brains. All But One Had Brain Damage.

In a study of 111 brains of NFL players, 110 had CTE, the degenerative disease caused by repeated blows to the head http://nyti.ms/2tWm3uo …

NFL brain damage: League acknowledges link between CTE and football-related head injuries

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in Contact Sports: A Systematic Review of All Reported Pathological Cases

1. Martland HS (1928) Punch Drunk. JAMA 91: 1103–1107.<p>2. McKee AC, Stern RA, Nowinski CJ, Stein TD, Alvarez VE, et al. (2013) The spectrum of disease …

Police investigate death of teenage boxer after bout

Amateur boxer, 17, died shortly after collapsing in the ring during open show at venue in South Normanton, Derbyshire<p>Police have launched an investigation after a 17-year-old amateur boxer died shortly after collapsing in the ring.<p>Derbyshire police said officers were called to the Post Mill Centre, …

Virtual reality could spot concussion in footballers

<b>A virtual reality (VR) headset could help football club doctors diagnose concussion more accurately, researchers have claimed.</b><p>Dr Michael Grey, who is trialling the technology, said the £500 Oculus Rift system can quickly help medics detect "subtle changes" in players.<p>Trials of the technology follow …

Urban Culture

'Potential' to tackle rugby concussion with headgear

<b>There is "potential" to reduce concussion in rugby by introducing new protective headgear, an expert has said.</b><p>Cardiff University and its partners got £165,000 via a competition co-sponsored by America's National Football League to develop an anti-concussion material.<p>Dr Peter Theobald said it could …

World Rugby

Brain Trauma in Sports

Heading the soccer ball and roughing in hockey often lead to head trauma and other serious injuries. Frequent headaches are often experienced after …

The Brain

Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (March 14, 2017)–High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the …

Mixed pathologies including chronic traumatic encephalopathy account for dementia in retired association football (soccer) players

AbstractIn retired professional association football (soccer) players with a past history of repetitive head impacts, chronic traumatic …

Repeated heading of a football can cause concussion, new study shows

Frequent heading of a football does cause concussion and possible longer term neurological problems, scientists in the United States reveal in …

Combative Sports Injuries: An Edmonton Retrospective. - PubMed

OBJECTIVE:<p>Mixed martial arts (MMA) is an increasingly popular combative sport involving aggressive techniques that present substantial injury risk. …

Martial Arts