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Virtual Soccer Management Game Yields Real-Life Lessons in Economics, Human Behavior

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A study using a soccer management game to explore more than a half-million participants' monetary choices confirmed it's possible to use a virtual world to mimic real-world behavior on a grand scale.

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EMBARGOED AJPH Research on Traumatic Brain Injury Laws, Gun Violence, and Abortion

In this month’s release, find new embargoed research showing TBI laws effective at reducing recurrent concussions in high school athletes, shall-issue gun permits and increased homicide, measuring loaded handgun carrying and decreasing abortion rate

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Political Scientist: "Outburst of Athlete Activism Should Be 'Death Knell' That Sports and Politics Don't Mix."

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traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussion and football, head impact injuries, Pediatrics, youth football

Youth Football: How Young Athletes Are Exposed to High-Magnitude Head Impacts

Researchers examined exposure to high-magnitude head impacts (accelerations greater than 40g) in young athletes, 9 to 12 years of age, during football games and practice drills to determine under what circumstances these impacts occur and how representative practice activities are of game activities with respect to the impacts. This type of information can help coaches and league officials make informed decisions in structuring both practices and games to reduce risks in these young athletes.

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Scientist Builds LEGO Ohio Stadium, Sells Seats to Benefit Heart Research

A passion for LEGO toys is now a fun way to raise money for heart research at The Ohio State University Heart and Vascular Center.

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Johns Hopkins Faculty to Speak at The Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting

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Faculty members speak at the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Meeting in Boston.

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Powered by Chemo: Patient with Advanced Pancreatic Cancer Tackles Ironman Triathlon

Despite a diagnosis of stage IV pancreatic cancer and ongoing chemotherapy, Mike Levine boarded a plane this past weekend destined for Kona, Hawaii, where he will compete in one of the most grueling of physical competitions: the Ironman World Championship. Cheering him on will be his wife Jan, friends and Paul Fanta, MD, a pancreatic cancer expert with Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego Health who has been treating Levine since 2016.

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Sociologist Discusses How Social Justice Activism Through Sports Is Working in NFL Controversy.

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Third Annual Motorcycle Ride to Raise Money and Awareness for Breast Cancer

The Turquoise Trail Harley Owners’ Group and Thunderbird Harley Davidson will welcome more than 100 riders for the third annual “Pink Your Ride — Motorcyclists Increasing Awareness (MIA)” motorcycle ride. The ride raises awareness for breast cancer and money to benefit research at UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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U.S. Olympians at the 2016 Rio Games Were Infected with West Nile Virus, not Zika

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes and staff who traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the 2016 Summer Games did not become infected with Zika virus but did test positive for other tropical, mosquito-borne viral infections, including West Nile Virus, Dengue Fever and Chikungunya. Results from the University of Utah Health-led study will be reported at IDWeek, a national infectious disease conference being held in San Diego.







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