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Dec 18, 2017

The concern over repetitive brain injuries in sports began in the 1920s, but it is only in the last few years that they have started to be taken seriously. The National Football League now has protocols requiring players to be taken out of the game under certain circumstances. One Australian expert says even though the current research is centered on sports, the highest number of brain injuries takes place in the general population from such things as falls.

Guest: Dr. Peter Stanwell, an Australian medical imaging research scientist and Fulbright scholar researching the biochemical and biophysical changes that occur following a brain injury.

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