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Tag: Ricardo Lockette

A 3-D spinal cord atlas will improve treatment of difficult injuries

Published: March 23, 2018

American football has a proud place in professional and collegiate sports, not to mention in hometown culture. Lately, the focus in football has been on concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease linked to damage caused by repetitive hits to the head. Spinal cord injuries are also a serious problem, as one of us (R.L.) learned the hard way with an injury that ended his career with the Seattle Seahawks.

That’s why we have teamed up to help create a comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the human spinal cord, a missing piece of the puzzle that will help improve the understanding and treatment of these difficult injuries. Football, of course, isn’t the only cause of spinal cord injuries.

‘Eliminate paralysis:’ Former Seahawk Lockette promotes spinal cord research in Olympia

Published: March 22, 2017


OLYMPIA, Wash. – A fierce hit during a 2015 game against the Dallas Cowboys knocked Seahawk Ricardo Lockette out of his football career, but helped him into becoming a top ambassador for spinal cord research.

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