Ageing bone fractures

December 18, 2020, 4:07 pm

My colleagues and I recently published a new paper: Ageing bone fractures: The case of a ductile to brittle transition that shifts with age

Our aim within this study was threefold: first to explore whether there is a ductile-to-brittle transition (DBT) in human bone and observe the likely transit...

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SCORES

December 18, 2020, 3:17 pm

The SCORES project is an independent research study that is designed to understand the cognitive health of former professional football players as they age. It is known that former professional footballers are at greater risk of neurodegeneration, but there is a need to better understand this risk...

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Rugby Union players are exposed to situations which present noteworthy risks of concussive incidents (Kemp et al. 2008; McIntosh et al. 2010; Fuller et al. 2015). There is evidence that an individual’s neck strength may influence their susceptibility to suffering a concussion whilst engaging in cont...

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Women's Rugby Global Survey

November 8, 2020, 11:07 am

Women's rugby is growing at a rapid rate globally. There were over 2.7m participants recorded in 2018 with numbers rising by 28% per year. Did you know that women are more than twice as likely to report concussive symptoms in sports than men and take longer to recover? Sex hormones may also influenc...

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At present there is no objective or ‘gold standard’ method of diagnosing or monitoring recovery from sports-related concussion (SRC). Wearables may provide a practical method to objectively assess patients balance and gait deficits in both clinic and in free-living (habitual) environments. Dylan’s r...

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