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Health - Sport - 02.06.2021
'Corona fuels a different pandemic'
’Corona fuels a different pandemic’
Survey on diet and exercise since the start of the corona pandemic presented How has the corona pandemic affected the dietary and exercise behavior and thus the weight of adults? Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have investigated this question and found that about 40 percent of those surveyed have gained weight since the start of the pandemic and that slightly more than half of those surveyed have exercised less than they did before the corona crisis.

Sport - Life Sciences - 24.05.2021
How tendons become stiffer and stronger
How tendons become stiffer and stronger
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich deciphered the cellular mechanisms through which tendons can adapt to mechanical stresses. People who carry a certain variant of a gene that is key to this mechanism show improved jumping performance. Tendons are what connect muscles to bones.

Sport - Health - 06.05.2021
Exercise aids the cognitive development of children born preterm
Exercise aids the cognitive development of children born preterm
A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years. A study by the University of Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB) indicates that training motor skills in these children helps even when they are older. Children that are born before the 37 th week of pregnancy remain under close medical supervision while they are young.

Computer Science - Sport - 28.04.2021
Virtual Reality could help improve balance in older people
Virtual Reality could help improve balance in older people
Researchers at CAMERA are investigating VR technology to help improve balance and prevent falls. Last updated on Wednesday 28 April 2021 Researchers at the University of Bath investigating how virtual reality (VR) can help improve balance believe this technology could be a valuable tool in the prevention of falls.

Sport - 27.04.2021
Teenage girls at double concussion risk of boys playing football
New findings published today in the journal JAMA Network Open show that teenage girls playing football are at almost double the risk of concussion compared to teenage boys. Teenage girls are also less likely to be removed from play and take longer to recover from the injury than their male counterparts.

Sport - Health - 26.04.2021
Rugby legends join large dementia prevention study
Alzheimer's Society is delighted to announce that former world-leading rugby players, Shane Williams and Ben Kay, have signed up to a large-scale Alzheimer's Society funded study. The research will look at important and unanswered questions, such as whether elite rugby players show more early warning signs of dementia than the general population, and if so, why this is the case.

Health - Sport - 22.04.2021
Regular physical activity may reduce Covid-19 death risk by one third
Regular physical activity may reduce Covid-19 death risk by one third
Taking regular physical activity cuts the risk of dying from infectious diseases, such as Covid-19, by 37% and reduces susceptibility to such viruses by 31%, finds a new global study involving UCL researchers. The research, published in Sports Medicine journal, also found that physical activity can boost the effectiveness of vaccines by up to 40%.

Sport - 25.03.2021
Hybrid bike increases autonomy
Hybrid bike increases autonomy
Researchers develop hybrid handbike for the disabled Unlike the classic bicycle, the handbike is powered by the arms and is one of the most popular pieces of sports equipment among paraplegics. But there's one major drawback: While on the go with a handbike, the rider has no wheelchair handy, for example to go shopping or go to a restroom.

Life Sciences - Sport - 23.03.2021
Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva
A University of Birmingham-led study of top-flight UK rugby players - carried out in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union, Premiership Rugby, and Marker Diagnostics - has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in sport and other settings.

Sport - Health - 16.03.2021
The fitter you are the better you burn fat - new research
Two new studies from Bath physiologists find that the biggest predictors of people's ability to burn fat are their biological sex and fitness levels. Last updated on Tuesday 16 March 2021 Females who are fit and healthy tend to burn more fat when they exercise than men, according to new research from a team of sports nutritionists.

Sport - Politics - 24.02.2021
Leaders in sports, business and politics get credit-and blame. How much do they really deserve?
After winning six Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, quarterback Tom Brady won an unprecedented seventh championship in 2021 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-raising questions about how much he needed Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to win his six previous titles. In the business world, investors might be asking themselves something similar as Jeff Bezos transitions out of his role as Amazon's CEO.

Computer Science - Sport - 14.12.2020
The video referee in the spotlight
The video referee in the spotlight
Fans are not amused about decisions made by video assistants Since the 2019/20 season, controversial referee calls in the English Premier League may be technically reviewed and, if deemed necessary, corrected. Using a Twitter analysis of 129 games in the English Premier League, a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how decisions made by video referees affect the mood of the fans.

Sport - 03.12.2020
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Teaching athletes about morality in sport can help reduce doping
Elite athletes can be persuaded not to take banned substances - either by appealing to their sense of morality or educating them about the risks of using performance-enhancing drugs, according to a new study. Researchers developed two separate intervention programmes - one targeting moral factors associated with doping likelihood, the other introducing doping and providing information about the health consequences of banned substances and the risks of sport supplements.

Sport - Health - 08.10.2020
Athletes using sport supplements are more open to doping - study
Athletes using legal performance enhancing and medical sport supplements are more likely to dope than those using sport foods and superfoods, a new study reveals. While some sport supplements may be necessary for an athlete's programme, taking ergogenic and medical sport supplements may inadvertently lead to sports people developing favourable attitudes towards doping Researchers at the University of Birmingham and Canterbury Christ Church University are calling for bespoke anti-doping education for athletes using such supplements to prevent them turning to banned substances.

Life Sciences - Sport - 23.09.2020
Sport and memory go hand in hand
Sport and memory go hand in hand
By exploring the benefits of sport in memory and motor learning, scientists from the University of Geneva are opening up promising perspectives for school programmes and in the prevention of Alzheimer's disease. After an intensive sports session, the memory performance are much better. @DR  If sport is good for the body, it also seems to be good for the brain.

Sport - 21.08.2020
Skat and Poker: More Luck than Skill?
Chess requires playing ability and strategic thinking; in roulette, chance determines victory or defeat, gain or loss. But what about skat and poker? Are they games of chance or games of skill in game theory? This classification also determines whether play may involve money. Jörg Oechssler and his team of economists at Heidelberg University studied this question, developing a rating system similar to the Elo system used for chess.

Health - Sport - 22.07.2020
Former professional footballers have lower risk of mental health disorders
New findings from the FIELD study announced today, show that former professional football players have lower risk of hospitalization for the most common mental health disorders, including anxiety and depression, and are at no greater risk of suicide. The results follow the publication of landmark research last year, which found that former professional footballers had an approximately three and a half times higher rate of death due to neurodegenerative disease than expected.

Sport - 16.07.2020
Reveals long-term impact of rugby injuries
Study reveals long-term impact of rugby injuries Rugby players continue to suffer from their high 'injury load' after retirement from the sport. This is according to the first independent study looking at the health of retired rugby players. The researchers, led by our sport and exercise scientists, are calling for governing bodies, to step up their efforts to prevent, in particular, recurrent injuries in rugby and ensure players are supported post-retirement.

Sport - 13.07.2020
Why humans literally don’t see eye to eye
Study finds that people literally don't always see things the same way, which can impact activities that require visual precision. (Photo by iStockphoto) We humans may not always see eye to eye on politics, religion, sports and other matters of debate. But at least we can agree on the location and size of objects in our physical surroundings.

Health - Sport - 22.06.2020
Yale and NBA partner to study efficacy of new COVID-19 test
Researchers at the Yale School of Public Health have partnered with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) to study the efficacy of a saliva-based method that quickly determines if someone is infected with the novel coronavirus. A research team led by Yale's Nathan Grubaugh and Anne Wyllie will begin testing select players, coaches, and staff from the NBA teams that have opted into the study, using a testing method they developed, known as SalivaDirect.  The results of the study are expected by the end of July and will be shared publicly.
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