NFL Settles Concussion Case
NFL Settles Concussion Case
Jef Akst | Aug 29, 2013
The National Football League will pay a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.
Week in Review
Week in Review
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2013
Disgruntled Nobel loser sues; brain trauma researchers search for biomarker of a chronic condition; receptor for novel coronavirus found; the rise of transcriptomics; and ethical oversight of participant-led research
The Science of Head Trauma
The Science of Head Trauma
Ed Yong | Mar 13, 2013
Research nears a biomarker for the contact-sport-associated disease that affects athletes long after they’ve retired.
Battlefield Head Trauma
Cristina Luiggi | May 17, 2012
A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.
Another NFL Victim of Brain Trauma?
Jef Akst | May 3, 2012
Former NFL linebacker Junior Seau commits suicide. Is head injury-induced dementia to blame?
Punch Drunk
Jef Akst | Dec 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.