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Understanding and preventing concussions: A conversation with Stanford’s David Camarillo

We've written quite a bit about the work of Stanford bioengineer David Camarillo, PhD, who is working to understand concussions. On a recent episode of the "Future of Everything" radio show, Camarillo spoke with his colleague and show host Russ Altman, MD, PhD, about the basics of concussions, the effectiveness of helmets, efforts to measure what happens in the brain during a traumatic event and player safety in the NFL. Camarillo also talked about the sport that leads to the most head injuries (spoiler alert: it's not football).

It's a great listen on a critical topic, as Altman reminds listeners: "It's hard to overstate the importance of your brain, and therefore it's hard to overstate the importance of understanding and preventing concussions."

The episode originally aired on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Previously: Building a concussion-proof helmet: A Stanford bioengineer shares his findings at TEDxStanfordStanford bioengineers and clinicians team up to shed light on how concussions affect the brain and Mouthguard technology by Stanford bioengineers could improve concussion measurement
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