Breakthrough may lead to ability to diagnose CTE in living football players

 

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September 27, 2017

Breakthrough may lead to ability to diagnose CTE in living football players

In one of the biggest breakthroughs to date, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine have discovered a key biomarker for chronic traumatic encephalopathy that they hope marks the first step toward being able to diagnose and ultimately treat the neurodegenerative disease in a living football player.

The Next Frontier For Athlete Performance: Q&A With Jason Stirman, Founder & CEO of Lucid

ThisQ&A with Jason Stirman originally appeared onStarters, as part of the Starters Live Chat series, where members of the community ask questions and gain insight from leaders working at the intersection of sports and technology.

AI is getting a tryout in pro sports

How it would work: For a picture of what we’re talking about, I went to Rob Schumaker, a computer science professor at the University of Texas at Tyler and co-author of Sports Data Mining.

At UConn, Lab Opens To Test The Limits Of Human Performance in Heat

Just over 16 years ago, Minnesota Vikings offensive tackle Korey Stringer died after collapsing from heatstroke during training camp. In years since, there have been similar cases with college and professional athletes suffering complications due to heat exhaustion during practice.

Under Armour’s Head of Global Football On The Future of Footwear

This week’s guest on the SportTechie Podcast with Bram Weinstein is Antonio Zea, Under Armour’s Senior Director of Global Football, Footwear. Antonio discusses his and Under Armour’s vision for the future of footwear for soccer players throughout the world. How does the boot become an extension of the foot?

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