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First Blood Test for Concussion Approved by FDA

By Kerry Grens | February 16, 2018

The diagnostic measures two proteins indicative of brain injury.

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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.

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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.

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NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury

By Jef Akst | 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.

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Hockey Follows Football’s Suit

By Jef Akst | 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.

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Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma

By Beth Marie Mole | January 10, 2013

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

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Punch Drunk

By Jef Akst | 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.

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