Concussions linked to erectile dysfunction in former NFL players

Former professional football players who have experienced concussion symptoms, including loss of consciousness, disorientation or nausea after a head injury, are more likely to report low testosterone and erectile dysfunction (ED), according to research published Aug. 26 in JAMA Neurology. The research—based on a survey of more than 3,400 former Continue Reading

Targeting new treatments for concussions by transforming brain pathology

Badri Roysam, chair of the University of Houston Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $3.19 million project to create new technology that could provide an unprecedented look at the injured brain. The technology is a marriage, as Roysam calls it, between a new generation of “super microscopes,” Continue Reading

Targeting new treatments for concussions by transforming brain pathology

Badri Roysam, chair of the University of Houston Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is leading a $3.19 million project to create new technology that could provide an unprecedented look at the injured brain and lead to new therapies for concussions. The technology combines multi-spectral imaging and supercomputing, allowing researchers Continue Reading

More than concussions: Football players also face increased cardiovascular risks, according to study

Data presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session revealed that football players develop “structural changes in the heart and face an elevated risk of heart rhythm disorders later in life.” Even though earlier studies have determined similarly increased rates of atrial fibrillation (AFib) in endurance athletes Continue Reading