SfN17: Groundbreaking studies give insight into the hard-hitting consequences of sports-related head injuries

Written by Hannah Wilson

As the media attention and public concern surrounding sports-related concussions and their potential long-term effects continues to grow, researchers are applying new techniques to improve our understanding of the injury. A number of abstracts on this topic are being presented at the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting held 11–15 November 2017 in Washington, DC (USA), two of which are highlighted below. Women sustain more neuronal damage than men from soccer ball heading Looking to examine sex differences in microstructural changes following heading of the ball, researchers used 3.0T diffusion tensor imaging to examine 49 male and 49 female amateur soccer...

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