MRI scans may be able to diagnose CTE in living patients

Disease from chronic head trauma, known for affecting football players, has been confirmable only in autopsies — until now.

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Calculating how fast Usain Bolt can run

Just how speedy is the Jamaican gold medalist? UC mathematicians go to work.

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UC Olympians strike gold in Rio

UC-affiliated athletes win 18 gold medals at 2016 Summer Olympics, more than all but four nations.

Rio Olympics

Warming world may put most cities off-limits for summer Olympics

Scientists project only three cities in North America could host the games by 2085.

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UC Olympians go for the gold

A total of 102 athletes, coaches and staff from eight UC campuses will take part in the Summer Olympics.

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UCLA’s American Ninja Warrior

UC Riverside alumna competes in the Los Angeles finals of NBC’s crazy-hard obstacle course.

A UC Irvine poll found that water polo goalies experienced more concussions than other players, especially during practice sessions.

Concussions prevalent in water polo, first-of-kind survey finds

UC Irvine study points to need for more head protection during practice, further research.

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Researchers dive into big data to predict NBA winners

A UC Merced professor and his students run simulations of playoff games — with startling accuracy.

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Jackie Robinson's number 42 lives on at UCLA

Campus dedicates a monument to the groundbreaking alum, whose number has been retired in all sports.

UC San Francisco research fellow Cheri Mah, shown here with cyclist Kurt Wolfgang, studies sleep and performance in elite athletes, and consults with professional sports teams to improve their athletes’ sleep habits.

How to sleep like a pro (athlete)

Six tips for better sleep from UCSF expert Cheri Mah, who consults with the Golden State Warriors and other elite athletes.