NU establishes center to study sports concussions

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The University of Nebraska is establishing a new center to study concussions in sports and other brain issues.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/TBcgDU ) the new center for Brain, Biology and Behavior will be a collaboration between athletics and research. The NU Board of Regents approved the center on Friday.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln vice chancellor Prem Paul says no other research center will have the same combination of cutting-edge gear, research leadership and strong ties with athletics.

The center will cost $1.5 million, and it will be located next to Memorial Stadium.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com

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