A new study refutes the popular idea that a woodpecker's brain is cushioned from the violent impacts of pecking. It offers a different reason the birds avoid brain damage.
Despite a high risk of brain injuries, military personnel rarely develop a disabling brain condition often found in former boxers and football players.
Concussions, broken bones, and torn ligaments are a few serious injury concerns in Quidditch — a new sport where the rules are still evolving, and players are testing the safety of them.
Many wealthy families have chosen not to have their children play football, but for lower-income students, football is still seen as a ticket to a better education.
Scott Simon speaks with sports correspondent Tom Goldman about the NFL conference championship games on Sunday, and how concussions are limiting insurance options in the league.
A question about heading soccer balls inspired a series of experiments to understand how the brain changes shape when someone's head takes a hit.
MRI scans of the brains of young football players suggest that repeated blows to the head can change the shape of nerve fibers in the corpus callosum, which connects the two halves of the brain.
Two Triad universities have received a grant to continue participating in the largest-ever study of sports-related concussions.
Females are more likely than males to suffer measurable impact on their brains as a result of heading the ball during soccer.