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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

Learning to turn down your amygdala can modify your emotions

Training the brain to treat itself is a promising therapy for traumatic stress. The training uses an auditory or visual signal that corresponds to the activity of a particular brain region, called neurofeedback, which can guide people to regulate their own brain activity. However, treating stress-related disorders requires accessing the brain’s emotional hub, the amygdala,…

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Can Lower Risk For Diabetic Retinopathy

In middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes, consuming at least 500 mg per day of dietary long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, readily attainable with two weekly servings of oily fish, was associated with a lower risk for sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy, according to a recent journal article published in JAMA Ophthalmology. The trial was…

Amphetamine boosts rats’ recovery from brain injuries

A blow to the head that causes a TBI can have lasting consequences. Patients who experience such injuries often suffer persistent problems such as attention deficit disorder or depression. But little is known about what triggers such symptoms for some patients and how they can be treated. Now, for the first time, scientists have created an…

Anti-depressants may prevent onset of depression in TBI patients

In a paper published today in JAMA Psychiatry, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Iowa reveal that the onset of depression may be prevented when patients take anti-depressants immediately following traumatic brain injuries, before depression has had a chance to develop. Depression may impact up to 50 percent of patients during…