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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

New research: high school female soccer players face highest concussion risk

“While American football has been both scientifically and colloquially associated with the highest concussion rates, our study found that girls, and especially those who play soccer, may face a higher risk,” said Wellington Hsu, MD, professor of orthopaedics at Northwestern University. Data was collected from across the country from 2005 to 2015 in nine high school…

Treating childhood TBI early to avoid lifelong cognitive deficits

Children with delayed visual perception as a result of serious head injuries may end up with structural changes in their brains that interrupt normal development, a new USC study shows. Researchers examined the brain scans of 21 children (and 20 healthy controls) in LA County who fell from skateboards, scooters and bikes or were hit by…

Artificial intelligence aids scientists in uncovering hallmarks of mystery concussion

Scientists have used a unique computational technique that sifts through big data to identify a subset of concussion patients with normal brain scans, who may deteriorate months after diagnosis and develop confusion, personality changes and differences in vision and hearing, as well as PTSD. This finding, which is corroborated by the identification of molecular biomarkers,…

TBI Causes Gene Alterations In Brain And Blood

Head injuries can adversely affect hundreds of genes in the brain that put people at high risk for diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, stroke, ADHD, autism, depression and schizophrenia, UCLA scientists report. The researchers identified for the first time master genes that they believe control hundreds of other genes which are linked to a wide…