New Research Center Will Study Concussions

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 4, 2013)--Concussion research will be one of the primary functions of the Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior, which opens later this month at the University of Nebraska.

The center is housed in a new $55 million building attached to Memorial Stadium, which holds 38 luxury suites and an additional 6,000 seats for the football stadium.

The center is the latest of the university-affiliated research facilities looking for better ways to diagnose and treat traumatic head injuries and to make football and other sports safer.

The center’s director, Dennis Molfese, said one of the projects involves the development of a device that gives medical personnel the ability to assess the severity of a concussion accurately right on the sideline.

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