Sports Science

Punching From The Brain: The White Matter Of Black Belts

Everyone talks about punches to the brain but not as much research goes into the neuroscience of sports punishment delivery systems.' Researchers from Imperial College London and University College London are taking their shot at it.  They took brain ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 15 2012 - 12:59pm

Duck Drugs: The Science Of Melky Cabrera

San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, coming off an an All-Star Game MVP award, had unusually high testosterone levels to go along with his.346 batting average and 11 home runs.  These are not the days of Steve Howe (1), when baseball could try to ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 21 2012 - 4:05pm

Can Twitter Detect Bias Among Sports Journalists?

Most people regard journalists as biased, though it is most evident in the bias of journalists at places politically different from the consumer- in the US, MSNBC viewers regard Fox News consumers as biased while Fox News consumers regard everyone else as ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 31 2012 - 12:29pm

Helmets: How Vibrations From Football Hits Wobble The Brain

It's football season so along with cheers and yelling you will hear a more dangerous sound; the sharp crack of helmet-to-helmet collisions. Hard collisions can lead to player concussions but the physics of how the impact of a helmet hit transfers to t ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 31 2012 - 12:31pm

Concussion And Its Association With Hockey

11 articles in the December issue of Neurosurgical Focus are dedicated to concussions in sports, focusing on methods of diagnosing concussion and evaluating its consequences, structural and functional changes that can occur in the brain following concussi ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 30 2012 - 10:00am

For Young Males In Britain, Cycling Is Much Safer Than Driving

Cycling is safer than driving for young British males ages 17 to 20- driving brings an almost five times greater risk per hour of an accident than cyclists of the same age. ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2012 - 11:33pm

Lance Armstrong Absolved? EPO No Benefit In Cycling, Says Systematic Review

Erythropoietin, called EPO, is banned from sports because of claims it can enhance an athlete's performance unfairly. A systematic review couldn't find any benefit but it found considerable risk of harm. Professional cycling remains a popular sp ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 6 2012 - 1:33pm

Aerobic Exercise Beats Resistance For Weight And Fat Loss

A new study, believed to the largest randomized trial to directly compare changes in body composition induced by comparable amounts of time, has found that aerobic training is better than resistance training for weight- and fat loss.  They measured time s ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 3 2013 - 12:41am

Differences: Female Athletes Get More ACL Ruptures, What Surgeons Need To Know

Female athletes are three times more likely than men to suffer anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures, one of the most common knee injuries.   Studies have found that pre-season and ongoing neuromuscular training programs aimed specifically at improvin ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 8 2013 - 5:32pm

Graphene Plasmonics Can Mean More Accurate Drug Testing For Athletes

Researchers have created a device which potentially can see one molecule though a simple optical system and can analyze its components within minutes. It uses plasmonics, the study of vibrations of electrons in different materials, and could allow for rap ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 13 2013 - 5:00pm