Monthly archive for December 2015

Why the NFL doesn’t want you to see “Concussion”

In the new movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith, the NFL is put under a microscope. Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian-born forensic pathologist who linked football to the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. “We see this in individuals who have had repetitive head

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Biomedicine Are Young Athletes Risking Brain Damage?

In the new movie Concussion, Will Smith plays a neuropathologist who performed a game-changing autopsy on former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster in 2002. After a career in which Webster earned four Super Bowl rings and a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he suffered

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