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ACL injuries in female athletes traced to genes

Female athletes endure two to eight times more anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries than male athletes. Now it appears that genes are a major factor, according to Dr. William Landis, G. Stafford Whitby Chair in Polymer ...

Mar 10, 2015
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'Tip of the iceberg' in concussion treatment

In an attempt to find a better approach to treating and preventing sports-related concussions, a Penn State faculty member is using cutting-edge medical technology to explore the effects of cooling helmets on brain injuries.

Mar 06, 2015
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Decline in the physical skills of Australian kids

Australians like to think themselves as sporting and fit – a concept reinforced by the success of the country's elite athletes. But evidence is emerging that Australian kids are falling behind their international peers ...

Jan 29, 2015
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