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Potato puree as race-fuel? Scientists say “Why not?”

October 28, 2019

Carbohydrate gel is a quick shot of energy whenever you need one. Athletes use them in exercises that…
Potato as effective as carbohydrate gels for boosting athletic performance, study finds

October 21, 2019

Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood…
Why so many people get their ACLs injured nowadays? It’s technically their fault

July 25, 2019

If you follow sports, you know how often professional athletes experience injuries. Not only it hinders various sports…
Microbiotic Fuel

July 4, 2019

New research has identified a bacterium residing in the microbiomes of elite athletes that improves exercise capacity in…
Helping heal trauma patients through dance

June 27, 2019

During Julia Turpin’s freshman year, she participated in the University of Georgia’s Theatre in London study abroad program.…
Pro-Athlete Mortality Gap

May 27, 2019

Professional football players appear to have a somewhat elevated risk of death, including  higher risk of succumbing to cardiac…
Despite transition period, maximal running shoes may still lead to increased risk of injury

April 17, 2019

A six-week transition period did not help wearers adjust to “maximal” running shoes, indicating that increased impact forces…
NFL Longevity: No Need to Act Your Age

February 4, 2019

There are many ways to frame the forces that shape this Sunday’s Super Bowl – East Coast vs.…
Swim, Jump, Shoot, Lift: Paralympians reveal brain’s amazing ability to adapt

January 3, 2019

Professor Kimitaka Nakazawa built a career studying neurological rehabilitation after spinal cord injury. He had long been interested…
Weightlifting is good for your heart and it doesn’t take much

November 15, 2018

Lifting weights for less than an hour a week may reduce your risk for a heart attack or…
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Football players’ concussions linked to dyslexia gene

October 25, 2018

A gene associated with dyslexia, a learning disorder, may make some athletes less susceptible to concussions, reports a…
Studies uncover flaws in youth sports concussion laws

September 11, 2018

All 50 states have passed a youth sports concussion law to help athletes and parents. But two new…
Future wearable device could tell how we power human movement

April 26, 2018

For athletes and weekend warriors alike, returning from a tendon injury too soon often ensures a trip right…
Should Athletes with Cardiovascular Diseases Play Sports?

March 1, 2018

In 2012, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Dana Vollmer set a world record even as a genetic condition threatened…
Woman more likely to suffer sports – related concussions, studies suggest

February 8, 2018

A new comprehensive literature review by University of Virginia faculty members reveals that female athletes could have an…
Women run faster after taking newly developed supplement, study finds

January 22, 2018

A new study found that women who took a specially prepared blend of minerals and nutrients for a…
Cooling glove developed by Stanford researchers helps athletes and patients

December 28, 2017

A cooling device that has been improving strength and endurance in mostly male athletes for 15 years is…
Athletes do not see like eagles – scientists found rugby and cricket players have average eyesight

November 25, 2017

We tend to believe that athletes from such sports like cricket and rugby must have perfect eyesight. Their…
Bouncing back: Recovery after a traumatic or overuse injury

November 6, 2017

Recovery after a traumatic or overuse injury isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Even after fractures have healed, soft tissue…
Study seeking new ways to avoid stress fractures

September 28, 2017

Some 80 long-distance runners at four Pac-12 Conference institutions are entering the new school year connected to monitoring…
Building a Better Sports Drink

August 24, 2017

Henry J. Binder, Professor Emeritus of and Senior Research Scientist in Medicine at Yale, didn’t set out to…
Doctors help women avoid—or recover from—crippling sports injuries

January 23, 2017

Ten months out of surgery for a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), Breana Derella ran a half-marathon—13 miles…
Retired rugby players do not face major mental health problems

October 10, 2016

Some jobs are more dangerous than others and it is important to take it into account when training…
Olympic swimmers stimulated by blue light

September 6, 2016

OL bronze medalist Jeanette Ottesen was one of the Danish swimmers who used blue light to improve her…
Scientists developed a new way to predict and avoid injuries in sports

August 3, 2016

In football, as in every other sport, it is impossible to completely avoid injuries. However, it is important…
Link between stress fracture injuries and genes found

February 11, 2016

In a study involving elite athletes and military recruits,University of Liverpool researchers have successfully identified how certain genes…
Tendon neuroplastic training – instant way to eliminate pain in the knees

February 4, 2016

People always say that the power of mind is limitless. Although a lot of us choose not to…
New origami-like material may help prevent brain injuries in sport

December 24, 2015

Researchers from Cambridge and Cardiff Universities are developing an origami-like material that could help prevent brain injuries in…
Study: Immediate Diagnosis of Concussions Better Protects Youth Athletes

July 20, 2015

Athletes under the age of 18 are the most vulnerable when it comes to sustaining concussions. Accurately diagnosing…
Study finds cancer link for muscle-building supplements

April 14, 2015

A new study associates taking muscle-building supplements with an increased risk of testicular cancer. Men who used such…
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