The University of Minnesota was one of 15 entities awarded a $100,000 grant from NFL Charities on Tuesday, with two-thirds of the money earmarked for concussion studies. Donald Dengel, a professor in Minnesota's School of Kinesiology, had this to say about the award:
"The University always has a positive reaction to grants, but the NFL grant has a little mystique to it, " Dengel said.
The University of Minnesota research team plans on using the money to research improved MRI methods. The team plans to turn what is now essentially a "still" photography technology into a more video-like tool.
NFL Charities hands out $1.5 million in grants annually, emphasizing research into concussions, other traumatic brain injuries, cardiovascular disease and Staph infections.
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