The Scientist

» concussions

Most Recent

MRI scans and other assessments of high school football players reveal changes in brain tissue, correlated to head impacts, after just one season, researchers report.

0 Comments

A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.

0 Comments

image: NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

By | December 17, 2013

With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.

0 Comments

image: Hockey Follows Football’s Suit

Hockey Follows Football’s Suit

By | November 26, 2013

Just three months after the settlement of the highly publicized NFL head-trauma lawsuit, former professional hockey players announce a similar case against the NHL.

0 Comments

image: Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma

Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma

By | January 10, 2013

An NIH study finds that the former NFL linebacker who committed suicide last May had signs of degenerative brain disease.

0 Comments

image: Punch Drunk

Punch Drunk

By | December 1, 2011

After a concussion forces him to retire, a former pro-wrestler starts an institute to study the neurological effects of repeated brain injuries.

18 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Major German Universities Cancel Elsevier Contracts
  2. Running on Empty
    Features Running on Empty

    Regularly taking breaks from eating—for hours or days—can trigger changes both expected, such as in metabolic dynamics and inflammation, and surprising, as in immune system function and cancer progression.

  3. Most of Human Genome Nonfunctional: Study
  4. Identifying Predatory Publishers
AAAS