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Ethics, molecular biology, and sports medicine

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As has been widely reported, the internet has the potential to bring us closer to the cutting edge of sports medicine. This week in the journal Annals of Neurology a group of researchers from Leiden in the Netherlands published a fascinating study that has significant implications for the study of sport related brain injury, and in particular, the so called second impact syndrome (SIS).1

The paper is only available in an online format at present, but in due course the print version will arrive after the usual delays with postage and shipping. We find the same thing with our online full text journal. A forthcoming issue can be posted on the web site ahead of print publication. Rapid response correspondence to articles can already be underway even before the print version arrives. It is conceivable that this editorial will be online at the …

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