Football, Concussions, and Brain Disease

Fall kicks off football season in the U.S. And in Episode 7 of “Speaking of Chemistry”, Lauren Wolf explains how scientists are racing to diagnose brain trauma in athletes including some NFL players, who experience repeated head injuries.

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Racing To Detect Brain Trauma
C&EN Volume 92 Issue 29 | pp. 9-14
Issue Date: July 21, 2014< GQ feature story: Game Brain: Football Players And Concussions

A Chemical Map Of The Mind
C&EN Volume 86 Issue 36 | pp. 13-20
Issue Date: September 8, 2008

Time For Tau

C&EN Volume 88 Issue 18 | pp. 36-39
Issue Date: May 3, 2010

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