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2011-07-21 12:28:45

While studying concussions in a high school football team, researchers captured the impact of an 18-year-old player who broke his neck during a head-down tackle in real-time. Steven Broglio, an assistant professor in the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, studies concussive impacts. His lab is the high school football field. The injured student in the study in Illinois healed and was cleared 12 weeks later to play basketball, Broglio said. Though other researchers have captured...

2011-04-15 12:02:00

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year in the United States, athletes receive 1.6 million to 3.8 million sports-related concussions - problem is, there's scant data and little research on the long-term effects of those injuries. Using a monitor that fits inside a football helmet, researchers at the Center for Injury Biomechanics are collecting data that measure the severity, location and angle of every hit to the head a football player receives during...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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