Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

July 17, 2010
Largest ever return of prestigious European grants for Portuguese life scientists
Five young group leaders in Portugal have just joined the prestigious network of recipients of the European Research Council Starting Grants, in what is the largest yield to date for Portuguese researchers in this prestigious and highly competitive funding program, ensuring 1-1.5 million euro funding, for a period of five years.

Athletes undergoing tissue transplant surgery for knee damage have bright future
Athletes with bone and cartilage knee damage who are treated with transplanted tissue can return to sports after surgery, according to a Hospital for Special Surgery study reported at the annual meeting of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, held July 15-18 in Providence, R.I.

More research needed to verify effectiveness of ACL and knee injury prevention programs, study says
The jury is still out on the effectiveness of prevention programs for knee injuries in young athletes, according to a study presented today at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.

Simple, accurate in-office tool predicts athletes at high-risk for ACL injury, study details
Previously, determining athletes at high-risk for ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries required expensive and complex laboratory-based motion analysis systems, such as those used in creating video games.
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