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Cosmos Magazine


Cosmos is a quarterly science magazine. We aim to inspire curiosity in ‘The Science of Everything’ and make the world of science accessible to everyone.

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Early in winter we talked to high performance managers at the Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) and their external collaborators – the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics – about the innovative blood biomarker research the footy club had undertaken during pre-season training, as part of implementing sports science into AFL.

With the AFL finals just around the corner and Port Power firmly entrenched in the top four, we caught up with PAFC Head of High Performance Dr Ian McKeown to learn about the data-driven sports science they use during the season, and how that affects player performance and welfare.

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