“You guys better follow the ball!” yells Michael Wagner, coach of the El Segundo Little Eagles.The young football players, all of them under the age of 14, converge on the running back in a tangle of teenage limbs. Their skinny bodies and oversized helmets may give them the appearance of little bobbleheads, but the hits are so hard their parents can hear them from the stands.
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Brainguard, a startup founded by Berkeley scientists, is in the process of developing a helmet designed to prevent brain injuries by mitigating the rotational impact forces that are experienced in sports including football.
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High school football players may be putting more than just a college scholarship on the line when they step onto the field.
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Their youthful brains were developing normally, with no signs of developmental, psychological or neurological problems. None had ever had a concussion. But by the end of a single football season, 24 children between the ages of 9 and 18 who had more frequent impacts to the head showed signs of damage to brain development, new research says.
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