Sports Science

KLF15 Gene Produces Benefits Of Steroids Without The Side Effects

Scientists have revealed that glucocorticoids, a class of steroid hormones that are commonly prescribed as drugs, enhance muscle endurance and alleviate muscular dystrophy through activation of the gene KLF15. Critically, this pathway is not involved in m ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 23 2015 - 4:20pm

Better Detection Of Concussion In Young Football Players

Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these individuals. Christian Duv ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2015 - 12:30pm

Cheerleading Among Safest High School Sports

Despite popular perceptions that cheerleading is dangerous, it is relatively safe- but it's not perfect and when injuries do happen they tend to be severe. A new movie is out this month on NFL concussions, and the doctor who is the subject of the pie ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 10 2015 - 8:01am

Are Football Players Too Obese?

In the world of American football, players have gotten big. Really big. It's one of the few sports where players actually lose a lot of weight after they retire. Wide receivers today are commonly the size of linebackers 30 years ago. The perception i ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 22 2016 - 4:46pm

Youth Pitching Injuries More Likely With Fatigue

Shoulder and elbow injuries in adolescent pitchers are becoming more and more prevalent each year. Researchers presenting their work today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day, highlight how fatigue can affe ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 10:00am

New Procedure For Massive Rotator Cuff Tears Restores Stability Better

Repairing massive rotator cuff tears is often a tricky proposition, especially for those who have failed prior surgery. Researchers presenting their work at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day today, discussed ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 9:00am

Pre-season Baseball Science: Young Players Benefit From Arm Injury Prevention Programs

Preseason prevention programs are beneficial to young baseball pitchers, according to research presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Specialty Day. The study, the first to analyze a well-monitored preseason ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 5 2016 - 7:59am

'Tommy John' Reconstructive Surgeries On The Rise Among Young Athletes

A new study in the American Journal of Sports Medicine found a dramatic increase in the number of adolescents undergoing "Tommy John" surgery to repair a pitching-related elbow injury in recent years, outstripping growth among major league pitch ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 28 2019 - 12:18pm

Bio-Banding: How Ballet Training Can Learn From Football

A new paper says that current practices for grouping and evaluating young dancers in ballet can be counterproductive, because it places late-maturing girls at a significant disadvantage during important phases of their development and at greater risk for ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 4 2016 - 10:52am

Why Athletes Spit Out Sports Drinks Instead Of Swallowing

Most people who enjoy running or cycling know that if you drink a sports drink you can perform for longer. But for people taking part in sports such as football or tennis, where skill and accuracy are important, it’s unclear whether sports drinks can impr ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 16 2016 - 9:31am