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The Brain Health Education and Research Institute’s mission is to change the way we address protection from, and treatment of, all forms brain injury. From proactively taking care of our brain health on an ongoing basis, to post-injury treatment, to recovery, BHERI is committed to being at the forefront of research and education. Omega-3 fatty acids, especially docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are critical to brain health and are one of the principal building blocks of the brain. BHERI supports Continuing research on Omega-3′s (ALA, DHA & EPA) and their impact on brain health. To learn more about our Mission, please visit our Mission page.

Recent Articles and News

Blood test predicts prognosis for traumatic brain injuries

A new blood test could help emergency room doctors quickly diagnose TBI and determine its severity. The findings, published July 10 in the Journal of Neurotrauma, could help identify patients who might benefit from extra therapy or experimental treatments. “Compared to other proteins that have been measured in traumatic brain injury, BDNF does a much better job…

Head Injury and Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

Children who suffer even mild brain injuries may experience momentary lapses in attention long after their accident, new research finds. The researchers tested mental functioning and evaluated questionnaires completed by parents and teachers at least two months after the injuries. This loss of focus was apparent even when scans showed no obvious brain damage, the researchers said. For…

Study: Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment response, quality of life for patients with cancer

Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of Leicester in the United Kingdom. The study, published in the Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (JPEN), the research journal of the American Society for…

Omega-3 may block psychosis years later, study finds

Omega-3, a fatty acid found in oily fish, may prevent the onset of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders long after being consumed. Up to seven years after taking omega-3 supplements for 12 weeks, young people at “ultra-high” risk were less likely to have suffered the debilitating condition than a control group given a placebo, reported the study.…