Category Archives: Research

SOLVING THE CONCUSSION CRISIS: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS

CONCUSSION CRISIS

This white paper is an international collaborative effort to address concussion management, science, policy and future directions. This article is driven by data and rooted in science. There has been no sponsorship or financial interest influencing the development of this

Persistent Differences in Patterns of Brain Activation after Sports-Related Concussion

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Persistent Differences in Patterns of Brain Activation after Sports-Related Concussion: A Longitudinal Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study Abstract Avoiding recurrent injury in sports-related concussion (SRC) requires understanding the neural mechanisms involved during the time of recovery after injury. The decision for return-to-play is one

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

Sports-Related Concussions in Youth

In the past decade, few issues at the intersection of medicine and sports have had as high a profile or have generated as much public interest as sports-related concussions. In recent years there has been a growing awareness and understanding

Anecdotal Evidence Provides Clues to Youth Concussions

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By BILL PENNINGTON Published: May 5, 2013 Youth sports concussion clinics operate at the center of America’s heightened awareness and increasing worry about concussions among young athletes. Listening to the hundreds of stories of how concussions have occurred, examining patients and

Images of Brain Injuries in Athletes

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New Study Links Athletes’ Repetitive Head Injuries to Degenerative Brain Disease

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Audio available by clicking the source “PBS” below Transcript JEFFREY BROWN: How tough is too tough when it comes to sports and brain injuries? It’s an issue we have followed over a number of years. Today, there was new data to

Does Playing Soccer Change the Brain?

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White-matter integrity alterations seen in 12 soccer pros, even in the absence of symptomatic concussion By TIM SULLIVAN  November 26, 2012 Soccer is one of the world’s most popular sports. It is also the only sport where the head, unprotected,

Persistent differences in patterns of brain activation after sports-related concussion: A longitudinal fMRI study

A. Dettwiler, M. Murugavel, M. Putukian, R. Echemendia, V. Cubon, J. Furtado, D. Osherson Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University Department of Psychology, Princeton University, NJ Avoiding recurrent injury in sports related concussion (SRC) requires understanding the neural mechanisms involved in recovery.Prior studies

Soccer Players Show Signs of Brain Damage

  Soccer Players Show Signs of Brain Damage By Todd Neale, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: November 13, 2012 Reviewed by Zalman S. Agus, MD; Emeritus Professor, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN,

Pint-Size Football Players Are Taking Big-League Hits

Kids who play football make — and take — hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player. That’s what the data show; it’s not partisan, it’s not political and it’s not trying to