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A sporting chance

Nature Medicine volume 14, pages 802805 (2008) | Download Citation


This month, athletes from all over the world will gather in Beijing to compete for the gold. Some will win, some will lose and some will undoubtedly get injured. Cassandra Willyard explores the advances in biomedical research that might help get injured athletes back on the field faster in the future.

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  1. Cassandra Willyard is a science writer based in Washington, D.C.

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