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first_imgSince the campus was cleared in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Adeleye is back home in Memphis, though not removed from Alzheimer’s research or even patients. She can still analyze data from afar. And her best friend from childhood, whose grandmother was starting to show signs of dementia, asked the neuroscience major for advice. “You’re never prepared,” Adeleye said. But, “It’s not just you going through that experience but all those around you.”On the Harvard volleyball team, Adeleye played middle blocker. The player in that position — center court, closest to the net — is typically loud and enthusiastic, the team trumpeter. “I’m naturally a really loud person,” Adeleye said, “so it fit well with my personality.” When she returned to the court in September 2019 after almost a year of recovery, the 6-foot-1-inch senior achieved career highs of 14 kills and seven blocks against Sacred Heart.Asked if juggling athletics, science, and a brain injury ever felt overwhelming, Adeleye said, “Anything you’re going to do is going to be challenging. Anything worth doing is going to have some obstacles.”Adeleye is looking for a job as a neurology clinic researcher and will apply to medical school in two years. This is one in a series of profiles showcasing some of Harvard’s stellar graduates.Sope Adeleye went up for a block and everything went black.“I just got hit in the face,” she said, describing that fateful moment during volleyball practice in October 2018.Adeleye had performed that jump thousands of times before, but this time her head got there faster than her hands.She was diagnosed with a severe concussion. The neuroscience major knew better than most that head traumas come with a shadowy threat — an increased risk of dementia.“So much of where I’ve gone in life is based on what I’ve been able to do with my brain,” she said. “That’s so much of who I am, and the idea of losing that, slowly but surely, that sense of self, the sense of who you are …”Growing up in Memphis, a younger sister to two athletic brothers and the daughter of two medical professionals — her father is a nephrologist and her mother a nurse practitioner — Adeleye knew she wanted to be both an athlete and a doctor. In addition to volleyball, she played basketball, soccer, and tennis.Around the same time, Adeleye said, she fell in love with the brain — a sheep’s brain to be exact. The summer before her junior year in high school, she enrolled in a neuropsychology course at Columbia University. There, she dissected a sheep brain and got her first look at how it controls an animal’s behaviors, learning ability, and sensation.“You have this thing in your head that literally controls everything,” Adeleye said. “We know so much about it, but we also know just so little.”,Adeleye decided to study neuroscience before she enrolled at Harvard, but she didn’t choose a research track until after her concussion. In spring of 2019, she joined Tracy Young-Pearse’s lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital where she studies the neuronal characteristics that differentiate healthy individuals from those with late onset Alzheimer’s disease.“With studying human disease and the brain,” she said, “you can’t go two steps without hearing about Alzheimer’s disease. It’s estimated that 40 million people have Alzheimer’s disease right now worldwide and the number is only going to increase exponentially by 2050 because of the aging population.”In 2018, Adeleye started volunteering with the nationwide program Alzheimer’s Buddies (the Phillips Brooks House Association runs Harvard’s chapter). Almost every Sunday, she and the other volunteers visited a nursing home to spend an hour chatting with a “Buddy,” a patient living with a form for dementia. Though some patients have family members and friends nearby who come to visit, some live in relative isolation, which can aggravate their disease. Adeleye said the program taught her how much it means for someone to just be there. “You have this thing in your head that literally controls everything. We know so much about it, but we also know just so little.” — Sope Adeleye ’20last_img read more

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IPL final: Will Jasprit Bumrah lead Mumbai Indians to a fifth title against Delhi Capitals? | Cricket News

first_img 1:37 Chris Jordan told the IPL Cricket Show that Jofra Archer must be in the running for MVP of the tournament given his superb IPL form That was the question posed by Sky Sports pundit Rob Key on The IPL Cricket Show on Friday. The 26-year-old fast bowler is certainly in the conversation and his record – be it in Test, 50-over or T20 cricket – speaks for itself.“Who else would challenge him? I would say Kagiso Rabada, Jofra Archer, Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc; these are the guys that play in all three formats and are brilliant,” Nasser Hussain said.There is a debate to be had – in fact, you can listen to Key, Hussain and England bowler Chris Jordan have it right here on The IPL Cricket Show podcast – but going into Tuesday’s IPL final, you can be sure of one thing: there is no one Mumbai Indians would rather have leading their attack.- Advertisement – Jasprit Bumrah has taken 27 wickets with an economy of less than seven to help Mumbai Indians reach another IPL final Bumrah bowled Shikhar Dhawan with a stunning yorker when Mumbai last played Delhi, in Qualifier 1 Delhi will be desperate to end their wait for a first IPL title and possess numerous potential match-winners: Rabada, Shikhar Dhawan, Marcus Stoinis and Anrich Nortje to name but a few.Not that Mumbai are lacking in that department with Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya in their ranks. The defending champions look to have the more complete, more in-form and more settled side, they are favourites for a reason. But if it comes down to it and you had to choose one player most likely to make the difference in a close game, it would be Bumrah.“This bloke’s stats at the moment, if he stays fit, he is going to be an absolute superstar,” Hussain said. “He’s pushing that already.”Superstardom may be little more than a formality now for Bumrah but the next step on that path is helping Mumbai overcome Delhi to claim yet another IPL crown on Tuesday. He is going to take some stopping.Watch the IPL final between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals in Dubai on Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Main Event from 1.50pm on Tuesday. – Advertisement – Is Jasprit Bumrah the best bowler in the world across all formats?- Advertisement – Mumbai vs Delhi November 10, 2020, 1:50pmLive on Rabada’s four-wicket haul in Qualifier 2 might have nudged him ahead at the top of the wicket-taking charts but Bumrah is just two behind, having played two games less than the Delhi Capitals quick.The pair will go head-to-head as the tournament reaches its conclusion in Dubai and while Delhi are competing in their first final, it is Mumbai’s sixth and they are hunting a fifth title.- Advertisement – 0:47 Bumrah bowled Shikhar Dhawan with a stunning yorker when Mumbai last played Delhi, in Qualifier 1 “He’s definitely quite awkward,” Jordan said of the India paceman. “He has a different run-up to start with, so to get the rhythm against his run-up is challenging.“It’s a bit like Jof as well, to get the rhythm of his run-up against the pace he is bowling is the balance that you have to sort out. His skill-level is unbelievable. Especially in a T20 game, he just seems to make the right decisions at the right time.”One of the things that makes Bumrah so special is his ability to be effective at any stage of the innings. Want to get the most out of the new ball? He can do it. In need of a breakthrough in the middle overs? Bumrah’s your man. Game getting close in the final overs? There is no better death bowler in world cricket.What perhaps gives Bumrah the edge over Rabada in T20 cricket is that he is able to keep the runs down while maintaining the same wicket-taking threat that makes the South African stand out. Rabada has 29 wickets to Bumrah’s 27 in this year’s IPL but the Proteas man is going at 8.23 runs an over – still very respectable for a player bowling in the powerplay and at the death – whereas the Mumbai speedster has an economy of just 6.71. Only Archer – 20 wickets and an economy of 6.55 – is comparable to Bumrah in both categories among seam bowlers. Each of Mumbai’s last two finals have ended in one-run victories and Bumrah has starred in both. Lasith Malinga took the headlines last year when he trapped Shardul Thakur lbw with Chennai Super Kings needing two to win from the last ball.It is forgotten the Sri Lankan had gone wicketless in his 3.5 overs prior to that, conceding 49 runs. By contrast, Bumrah took 2-14 from his four overs. Without him, Chennai would have won long before Malinga had the chance for his magic moment.Of course, there are similarities between Bumrah and Malinga in his earlier years: great pace, unerring toe-crunching yorkers and unorthodox, slingy actions – albeit coming from very different angles – to further bamboozle batsmen. Chris Jordan told the IPL Cricket Show that Jofra Archer must be in the running for MVP of the tournament given his superb IPL form It is not just about having the skills, it is about knowing how and when to use them, and Jordan says each of that trio are able to do both more often than not.“People like [Bumrah], Jof and Rabada, they assess conditions really quickly and that is the key to what makes them so special,” he added. “A lot of them use their bouncer early in their spells, just to test out the pitch and get a feel for the pace of it, what might be required on the day.“Bumrah can bowl in literally any phase of the game: powerplay, middle, death. He’s got all the skills, he’s got all the tools.”All the talent, all the tools and, given the number of times he has bowled his side to victory in tight games on the big stage, it is fair to say a temperament to match. Perhaps the only thing capable of preventing Bumrah becoming one of the great bowlers of his generation is injury.He was sidelined for four months in 2019 with a stress fracture of the lower back and, while he appears back to his best now, his short run-up is the kind that puts a lot of strain on the body. Michael Holding has warned, as he did with Mark Wood, who has since lengthened his run-up, that it could lead to further problems in future.For now though, he is fully fit and in excellent form. Along with Trent Boult he decimated the Delhi top-order when the sides met in Qualifier 1 last week and while the Capitals faced a gruelling must-win game against the Sunrisers on Sunday, Mumbai have had plenty of time to rest up and prepare for the final. Jasprit Bumrah has taken 27 wickets with an economy of less than seven to help Mumbai Indians reach another IPL final
Jasprit Bumrah has taken 27 wickets with an economy of less than seven to help Mumbai Indians reach another IPL final

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