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2014-06-26 23:11:04

Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Rochester, NY (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 Jeffrey Rogers has been recognized as a Science and Environmental Medal finalist for his efforts in the development of the Blast Gauge System while serving as Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency...

2014-06-26 23:09:30

Arena Football League partners with Brain Sentry to help its coaches and trainers identify players who should be assessed for possible concussion. Announcement made in conjunction with National Athletic Trainer's Association annual meeting. Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner, Jerry B....

2014-06-26 20:21:32

Utecht to Help Raise Awareness About Sports Concussion and Need for Research MINNEAPOLIS, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation have named Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with the Indianapolis Colts, as their national spokesperson. Utecht's role includes raising awareness of sports concussion and the need to support research into cures for brain diseases such as concussion. Utecht,...

2014-06-25 23:05:46

Find out if you're using concussion management best practices. Join the Concussion Health community today and receive a 50 percent discount. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 Through its ongoing collaboration with physicians and clinical specialists, Concussion Health has gathered a comprehensive list of frequently asked clinical questions regarding the current assessment and treatment of patients suffering from concussions, dizziness and balance disorders. With the growing...

2014-06-25 23:03:34

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014 The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) today applauded the passage of H.R. 1098, the Traumatic Brain Injury Reauthorization (TBI) Act of 2013, by the United States House of Representatives. The bill was passed unanimously in a voice vote on the evening...

2014-06-25 04:20:42

Settlement Funding Firm believes a Judge's denial of original $765MM settlement agreement will be increased in upcoming months, on the heels of a new Pain Killer Suit against the NFL involving ex-QB Jim McMahon and other 1985 Chicago Bears' Super Bowl teammates. SAN FRANCISCO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legal-Bay LLC, the Lawsuit Settlement Funding Company, announced today an update in concussion lawsuits based off of inappropriate NFL medical care. After the 2013 NFL settlement...

2014-06-18 08:27:18

Adding to their already announced Sports Legacy Institute (SLI) Football Certification BOSTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GForceTracker (GFT) is pleased to announce that they are the first sensor company to be Hit Count® Certified for Hockey and Lacrosse by the Sports Legacy Institute (SLI). The SLI is a non-profit organization founded in 2007 by Dr. Robert Cantu and Christopher Nowinski to "solve the concussion crisis" by advancing the study, treatment, and prevention of the...

rat after stroke
2014-06-14 03:00:12

University of Zurich Only if the timing, dosage and kind of rehabilitation are right can motor functions make an almost full recovery after a large stroke. Rats that were paralyzed down one side by a stroke almost managed to regain their motor functions fully if they were given the ideal combination of rehabilitative training and substances that boosted the growth of nerve fibers. Anatomical studies confirmed the importance of the right rehabilitation schedule: Depending on the therapeutic...

2014-06-12 23:11:20

First of its kind initiative expands on successful Concussion Wise online courses, will provide standardized concussion instructor education, tools and educational materials for face-to-face education. Wayne, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Having educated over 93,000 people from 23 countries in over 120,000 online sport safety courses since 2011, Sport Safety International announced today that it has launched a new initiative that a will arm those who provide concussion education with new tools...

2014-06-11 23:01:20

With financial commitments for future research nearing the $100 millions and a recent summit at the White House to discuss future initiatives, concussion in youth sport remains a hot topic both on and off the athletic fields. Susquehanna Health Sports Medicine’s Dr. Edward Gusick believes the timing is right for researching ways to improve safety in youth sports, especially now that concussions are becoming more common. Williamsport, PA (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 With financial commitments...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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