Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Word is getting out...

If you have been following the "mainstream media," you might not have seen anything about concussion research, but the NY Times released an article last week announcing that athletes are donating their brains for research on concussion. I took the first step in contacted Chris Nowinski to see if they could use the brains of concussion researchers as controls.

It is good to see that word is getting out. The New Jersey Brain Injury Association recently announced that they provide funds to cover concussion baseline testing at 100 schools (cite).

Hopefully, better concussion awareness will help prevent tragedies like the death of an 18-year old high school football player.