By JENNY VRENTAS November 07, 2017 On the last play of Brett Favre’s football career, he suffered a concussion. In the seven years since his retirement, the Hall of Fame quarterback has become increasingly honest regarding his concerns about the long-term consequences of the sport through which he made his name. There are times Favre will run into […]
The Prevacus story starts in Tallahassee, specifically at Florida High and Florida State University. Where the story ends is uncertain because nobody has all the answers concerning the long-term effects of concussions. However, the potentially groundbreaking drug could help change that. Prevacus is being developed by Jake VanLandingham, a neuroscientist and a former member of […]
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Prevacus, Inc., a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on developing treatments for concussion (mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)) and other neurological disorders; today announced that Dr. Jake VanLandingham and investor Brett Favre appeared on Fox Business’ “Mornings with Maria” on Friday, February 10, 2017 to discuss the Company’s […]
The article featured in The Tallahassee Democrat (seen below) is a perfect example of the many ways Prevacus & it’s team want to help people and the community! Go Noles!
The infusion of new faculty at Florida State University — approximately 200 total professors over the past two years — is already paying off in terms of sponsored research. For the 2014 fiscal year that ended June 30, FSU faculty accumulated slightly more than $230 million in grants and contracts, the bulk of it from federal […]
By Matt Horn July 15, 2013 After nearly 10 years in development; a new drug to help people with concussions is about to undergo testing. The drug, which was created in Florida, will help people after they get a concussion. Every year more than 1.3 million Americans bang their heads and end up with a […]
Kurt Zimmerman treats hundreds of athletes each year as Maclay’s athletic trainer. This is his seventh year at the school. But Zimmerman only started learning about concussions four years ago. He’s now using the ImPACT testing tool, a computerized-based system that helps determine whether an individual can return to play. It’s a staple in Leon County, one of the only counties in Florida to implement this protocol at the high school level.
Amber Eagen can remember the first time she got a concussion. It was two years ago during a basketball game. She took an elbow to the head and dropped to the floor. “I had never gotten one before,” Eagen said. “And I didn’t know how bad it was. I hear about concussions, but you never really know what it’s like until you go through it.”
The drumbeat of alarming stories linking concussions among football players and other athletes to brain disease has led to a new and mushrooming American phenomenon: the specialized youth sports concussion clinic, which one day may be as common as a mall at the edge of town.