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By On August 1st, 2017

NFL and NIH end agreement to fund brain injury research

Nearly five years ago, the NFL responded to intense scrutiny over its handling of concussions and high-profile suicides like that of linebacker Junior Seau by publicly committing to donate $30 million to the National Institutes of Health for brain research. At the time, it helped to quell strong criticism and give the NFL the chance…

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By On April 8th, 2016

Two New Studies Show TBI Has A Lasting Effect on Cognition and Attention

Cognitive deficits and difficulties are hallmark symptoms of a concussion, but new research recently presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society’s annual meeting shows traumatic brain injuries may have longer lasting effects on cognitive abilities than previously thought. In one study, presented by researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, showed that a concussion can impact…

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