News tagged with professional athletes

The NHL drafts the wrong players due to birthday bias

A hockey player's birthday strongly biases how professional teams assess his talent, according to a new study by Grand Valley State University researchers. The findings were published in the online journal PLOS ONE.

dateFeb 27, 2013 in Other
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Study finds stem cells in deer antler

A team of researchers in Seoul, Korea have reported finding evidence that deer antlers - unique in that they regenerate annually - contain multipotent stem cells that could be useful for tissue regeneration in veterinary ...

dateMar 19, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Robots may dominate rugby by 2050

Elite athletes with bionic implants, built-in chips to monitor their performance and shirts embedded with nanotechnology medicines to heal minor injuries could be taking the field for the 2051 Rugby World Cup.

dateSep 06, 2011 in Other
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Jason Collins and the role of identity

Last week, 12-year NBA veteran Jason Collins announced in a first-person article in Sports Illustrated that he was gay—becoming the league's first openly gay player. Carole Bell is an assistant professor ...

dateMay 10, 2013 in Social Sciences
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