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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

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain

The study found that not only were artificial sweeteners dodgy when it came to weight management, but people who drank them routinely had an increased body mass index and risk of developing cardiovascular disease. “I think originally it was calories were the problem, and we’ve made something that was zero calories, so we’re good,” Azad told The Washington…

Experimental drug restores memories in brain-damaged mice

For the first time, scientists have reversed memory and learning deficits in mice following TBI. In a study published Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists at the UCSF found that an experimental drug can restore normal function in mice following TBI. In previous trials where drugs proved effective in mice, treatments were…

Blood test suggests boxers’ long-term brain injuries

Boxers and mixed martial arts fighters may have markers of long-term brain injury in their blood, a US medical conference has heard. Researchers studied blood samples from 291 active professional fighters (128 boxers and 163 mixed martial arts), 44 retired fighters (38 boxers, 6 mixed martial arts), and 103 non-fighters. They measured two blood plasma proteins that are known biological…

Concussion ‘Cocooning’ Out: More movement may mean better, faster recovery

Until very recently, the widespread recommendation by the medical community to patients who had suffered a concussion was simple and straightforward: rest, rest and more rest.  The previous guidelines for concussion rehabilitation stated that young athletes should refrain from all physical activity until all the lingering symptoms were resolved. This type of treatment is referred to as “cocooning” –…