Sports medicine

In this episode of Inside Science Conversations, Phil Skiba discusses how he went from wanting to be an astronaut to working in sports medicine.
Chris Gorski, Editor
A phone app might help diagnose a concussion on many sports fields.
Inside Science Contributor
New e-skin can withstand profuse sweating, resulting in more accurate readings of biomedical measurements.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
New study boosts the promise of one day being able to diagnose concussions quickly and easily on the sidelines.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Could using lighter-weight balls in practice be a safer way to speed up a pitcher's arm -- and the ball?
Marcus Woo, Contributor
Panel of experts says there is not enough evidence to give solid recommendations on many youth sports safety issues.
Chris Gorski, Editor
The telltale tau proteins present in the disease known as CTE display distinctive features.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Performing artists sometimes need the same injury prevention and treatment as athletes.
Chris Gorski, Editor
Research suggests most North American college and professional hockey players don't specialize as youngsters.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Trainers have used Lasix for decades to reduce bleeding and improve performance in North American racehorses.
Kimberly Hickok, Contributor
Research suggests that developing strength or aerobic fitness can improve long-term health. But is another method even better?
Chris Gorski, Editor
An attempt to run the fastest ever backward marathon highlights how wrong-way locomotion could assist in rehabilitation and athletic training.
Peter Gwynne, Contributor