Medical researchers seeking footballers who have suffered recent concussion

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Auckland medical researchers are looking for male footballers who have suffered a concussion within the past 14 days to help a study being conducted by AUT University.

The researchers need help from males aged 16-35 who have suffered a concussion during a sports event within the past 14 days.

In return for their help, participants will receive $70 of vouchers, and a free MRI (a scan that will produce a detailed image of the brain).

As well as having the MRI, participants will also need to provide small saliva samples and wear a special watch (like a Fitbit) during the study period.

For a successful research project, about 50 players are required to participate.

So far, 13 sportspersons have volunteered to help, mostly from rugby.

How to get involved

To learn more, or to offer to take part in the study, email:

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