Category Archives: College
Concussion research is often stymied by high costs and difficulty in recruiting patients. SLI is launching a new registry to assist researchers across America recruit patients more cost-effectively for studies on concussion and CTE.
“Everyone qualifies – we need former athletes with concussions and CTE symptoms, but we also need healthy controls,” according to SLI. “If you care about solving the concussion crisis, sign up today! Members of the registry will periodically receive emails with currently enrolling studies.”
Some of our currently enrolling studies include:
- LEGEND study at BU
- VICTORS study at NYU (New York City) & ICO (Chicago)
- Brain Donation Registry for the VA-BU-SLI Brain Bank
Click here to register today!
Dutch Gold Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: DGRI) (http://dutchgoldinc.com) has announced that it has developed treatment protocols for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) using Cannabidiol (CBD). The company will begin offering certification programs for physicians, athletic trainers, and other healthcare professionals on December 4, 2014.
The British Journal of Sports Medicine has published an abstract from the 4th International Conference on Concussion in Sport, which addresses how Isometric Cervical Muscle can mitigate the risk and severity of concussion.
After testing 21 American collegiate football players, the authors of the study concluded that “the cervical musculature may play a role in mitigating head impact severity among collegiate football players. Sports medicine professionals and strength and conditioning coaches should continue exploring the potential benefits of cervical strengthening programmes on head injury prevention.”
For more on the study, visit: http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/47/5/e1.47.abstract