Tagged: contact sport

What does concussion do to the brain? - Guest Work

Guest Author Feb 18, 2016

Fatima Nasrallah, The University of Queensland News that actor Will Smith will boycott the Oscars has overshadowed promotional coverage of his latest film, Concussion, which examines the effects of repeated head injury. In the film, Smith plays the real-life neuropathologist Bennet Omalu, who first discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of professional American football … Read More

Monday Micro – roller derby micro! - Infectious Thoughts

Siouxsie Wiles Mar 18, 2013

There were a smorgasbord of micro stories to choose from this week, but how could I pass up a story which combines microbes, open access and gorgeous women on roller skates?! James Meadow and colleagues, from the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, have just published a paper looking at the … Read More