sports study

concussion
February 13, 2024

Study: Adolescents with concussion may benefit from early activity

Researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital have found that when it comes to concussion recovery, activity type matters. In a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, researchers found that limiting screen time and returning to sc...


free throw
January 3, 2024

Study: Biomechanical traits of the best free throw shooters

Basketball season is in full swing, and in a close game, the team that makes the highest percentage of free throws can often eke out the win. A better understanding of the precise biomechanics of the best free-throw shooters could translate into crit...


stereotypes
October 9, 2023

Study finds negative gender stereotypes hinders performance

A recent study published in Sex Roles sheds light on how these stereotypes can significantly impact the motor performance and learning of adolescent girls in sports. Researchers found that exposure to prolonged negative gender stereotypes can hinde...


mcmaster
July 18, 2023

McMaster Univ. study shares best weight training practices

A study by McMaster University kinesiologists found that whether using heavy or light weights, lifting them as much as possible builds strength and muscle. The kinesiologists studied many of the popular variables when it comes to resistance traini...


utsa
July 18, 2023

UTSA to study well-being programs for NCAA student-athletes

Each day, collegiate student-athletes navigate the labyrinth of sports and academia while overcoming physical and mental hurdles. University of Texas San Antonio faculty members Seok Kang (communication) and Adel Alaeddini (mechanical engineering)...


cte
June 21, 2023

Researchers find new link between sleep and concussions

A new study led by Flinders University points to the importance of sleep quality in the aftermath and recovery process of sports-related concussions, a common form of mild traumatic brain injury. Results from a study published in Nature and Sci...


headers
June 12, 2023

Study suggests headers in soccer not as harmful as originally thought

A new study suggests soccer ‘headers’ may not cause irrevocable harm damage — as long as the technique is properly taught. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) studied the repetitive impacts of headers by athletes using six diffe...


cte
May 22, 2023

Study: Effects of repetitive head trauma on symptoms of sports-related concussion

In an effort to understand the effects of repetitive sport-related head injuries, researchers from the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City evaluated a large multicenter database of more than 25,0...