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Brain Injury Debate Deepens: How Often Players Are Removed From Play Linked To Abnormal Brain Functions

The latest research into football’s traumatic effects compared the number of times a player reported getting sidelined after a nasty hit with how his brain was functioning during certain tasks. Read article Advertisements

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Age Doesn’t Impact Concussion Symptoms

Researchers in the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center compared symptoms associated with concussion in middle- and high-school aged athletes with those in college-age athletes and found no significant differences between the two age groups. Read article

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Researchers use smart helmets, imaging to study brain injury risk in young football players

By combining biomechanics, brain imaging, and neurological testing, the team could develop tools to identify when a player has been hit hard enough, or repeatedly enough, to risk a concussion or other brain injury. In July, the researchers reported a … Continue reading

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No Age-Related Differences in Post-Concussion Symptoms

Researchers found no significant differences between two age groups in the number or severity of sports-related concussion symptoms or in the amount of time it took for the athletes’ concussion symptoms to return to baseline values. Read article

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Soccer heading is associated with white matter microstructural and cognitive abnormalities

Heading is associated with abnormal white matter microstructure and with poorer neurocognitive performance. Read article

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Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

Concussion patients have irregular brain activity within the first 24 hours after their injury but increased levels of brain activity a few weeks later, which suggests that the brain may compensate for the injury during recovery, a new study reports. … Continue reading

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Brain-Damaged Athletes May Show Mood or Thinking Impairments First

Boston University researchers found that the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) initially impairs either behavior and mood, or memory and thinking abilities. Read article

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