Study discovers the role of the nervous system in controlling how we run

Researchers recruited multiple groups of healthy volunteers—ranging from pre-school age children and physically inactive adults, to experienced marathon runners—to study how the nervous system controls running at different ages and training stages. As each participant took part in a range of running exercises, either over-ground or on a treadmill. The electrical activities from multiple muscles, […]

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Next-generation cast inspired by animal scales could protect against injuries

An Imperial graduate has designed wearable technology inspired by protective structures found in the animal world to protect athletes from injury. SCALED is a nature-inspired flexible wearable that could prevent injuries, improve rehabilitation and enhance sports performance. Research shows that joint injuries are often recurrent and require lengthy and cost-intensive rehabilitation until motion, strength and […]

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As collegiate esports become more professional, women are being left out

A new study from North Carolina State University reports that the rapidly growing field of collegiate esports is effectively becoming a two-tiered system, with club-level programs that are often supportive of gender diversity being clearly distinct from well-funded varsity programs that are dominated by men. “Five years ago, we thought collegiate esports might be an […]

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