Thursday, April 5, 2012

NCAA Provides Funding to UCLA Brain Injury Research Center

UCLA and the NCAA are teaming up to tackle the problem of head injuries in college sports. The UCLA Brain Injury Research Center will be spearheading a group of doctors around the country in working on fixing the problems of brain injuries in college sports.

To support UCLA's efforts, the NCAA is providing $400,000 for the study. The study will consist of over 1,000 athletes, both male and female, competing in both contact and non-contact sports. The study will hopefully lead to a better understanding of the cumulative effects of head injuries. The cumulative effects of head injuries, for example among NFL players, have been shown to lead to long-term brain degeneration.

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