Rugby study identifies new method to diagnose concussion using saliva

A University of Birmingham-led study of top-flight UK rugby players—carried out in collaboration with the Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby, and Marker Diagnostics—has identified a method of accurately diagnosing concussion using saliva, paving the way for the first non-invasive clinical test for concussion for use in sport and other settings. Following the team’s previous […]

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Athletes perform better when exposed to subliminal cues

New research has found that athletes who are exposed to subliminal visual cues during endurance exercise will perform significantly better. Subliminal visual cues are words, pictures or symbols which are unidentifiable in someone’s conscious. Conducted by Professor Samuele Marcora in collaboration with colleagues at Bangor University, the research discovered that athletes undergoing endurance exercise who […]

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