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Sport Sciences - Health - 24.10.2012
Researchers measure impact of football concussions
Stanford Report, October 24, 2012 Preventing concussions in football requires first knowing what types of hits cause them. Stanford scientists have developed technologies that will help unlock that mystery. Concussions are arguably football's most prominent injury, but they're also its most mysterious.

Life Sciences - Sport Sciences - 09.10.2012
Could neuroscience help future football stars reach their full potential?
Could neuroscience help future football stars reach their full potential?
Creating the next generation of football stars may be down to understanding the teenage brain, according to new research from the University of Bristol. The study, published in the FA [Football Association] journal The Boot Room , suggests that to unlock the full potential of talented players coaches need to be aware that the decision-making process in the teenage brain operates significantly differently to the adult brain.

Sport Sciences - 05.04.2012
Psychological testing may predict success in football
Measuring what are known as 'executive functions', which reflect the cognitive ability to deal with sudden problems, may make it possible to predict how good an elite football player will become in the future. This has been shown by a new study from Karolinska Institutet. Scientists believe for the first time that they have found the scientific key to what has previously been described as 'game intelligence' in successful football players.

Sport Sciences - Business / Economics - 15.03.2012
March Madness: Can Losing Lead to Winning?
March Madness: Can Losing Lead to Winning?
Is your March Madness bracket filled out yet? Imagine you're watching a close game. As the teams head to the locker room at half time, only two points separate the two competitors. Which team do you think is more likely to win? The team down by one or the team up by one? If you're like most people, you said up by one.

Business / Economics - Sport Sciences - 03.02.2012
Media portrayal of race in sports reveals biases in corporate world
Media portrayal of race in sports reveals biases in corporate world
University Park, Pa. The U.S. may have its first black president and the Fortune 500 its first black female chief executive, but African American CEOs account for a mere one percent of the chiefs of those 500 largest companies.

Sport Sciences - Life Sciences - 01.02.2012
Swimming goes high tech
Swimming goes high tech
Scientists have developed inertial systems, worn in a full-body swimming suit, which can analyse the strengths and weaknesses of elite-level swimmers during workout sessions. It's a revolutionary new tool for coaches. Will scientists play a role in creating the next Michael Phelps or Laure Manaudou? Researchers from EPFL and University of Lausanne have at least taken the first step, by developing a tool that can help improve elite swimmers' workouts.