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Evidence of brain damage found in former footballers

Evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a potential cause of dementia caused by repeated blows to the head, has been found in the brains of former association football (soccer) players examined at the UCL Queen Square Brain Bank The study, funded by The Drake Foundation and ...

A Biomarker Study of Head Injury in Rugby – Update October 2017

The Drake Foundation study in collaboration with Saracens, UCL, and Imperial College London (Supported by the RFU) The cohort for our longitudinal biomarker, imaging and psychometric study of concussion in rugby union has now grown to 210 participants, with the inclusion of further clubs and ...

A Biomarker Study of Head Injury in Rugby – Update February 2017

The Drake Foundation study in collaboration with Saracens, UCL, and Imperial College London (Supported by the RFU) Our longitudinal biomarker, imaging and psychometric study of concussion in sports is underway. The cohort has now increased to over 100 participants from Championship and ...

UK experts meet to discuss concussion in sport

With growing media attention and public concern regarding concussion in sport and limited understanding of its potential long-term effects, experts from across the UK are coming together to share knowledge and strengthen research collaborations. This Wednesday sees experts from across the ...

The Drake Foundation launches the Concussion Database

The Drake Foundation today announced the launch of the Concussion Database (https://concussiondatabase.com), a free educational resource aiming to accelerate understanding and management of concussion in sport. The Concussion Database brings together four streams of expertly curated information ...