New study will analyze long-term impacts of concussion in rugby players

Written by Alice Weatherston

In a collaborative effort, bringing together experts from the Rugby Football Union (RFU; UK), The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (UK), Queen Mary University of London (UK), The Institute of Occupational Medicine (Edinburgh, UK), University College London (UK) and Oxford University (UK), a new research initiative, funded by The Drake Foundation, is aiming to decipher relationships between concussion and neurodegenerative disease. The study will be following on from research recently carried out by a team at the Oxford Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis (UK) that surveyed approximately 300 former England rugby internationals and Oxford and Cambridge University...

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