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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

Previous Mental Distress/Psychosomatic Symptoms Linked to Longer Recovery Period for Concussions

Athletes may take longer to recover after a concussion if they had psychosomatic symptoms before their head injury, according to a study published online April 20 in Neurology. The study included 127 high school and college athletes who had concussions; 80% of the athletes were male. Concussion symptoms lasted an average of 5 days. But athletes…

U.S. suicide rate has risen sharply in the 21st century

The U.S. suicide rate has increased sharply since the turn of the century, led by an even greater rise among middle-aged white people, particularly women, according to federal data released Friday. Last decade’s severe recession, more drug addiction, “gray divorce,” increased social isolation, and even the rise of the Internet and social media may have…

Neural stem cell transplants aid TBI recovery

Treatment is limited to supportive care, but stem cell therapy has received recent attention as a way to promote recovery for injuries to the central nervous system (CNS). In this study, researchers transplanted human neural stem cells (hNSCs) into the brains of mice modeled with TBI to investigate whether the hosts’ immune systems and the…

The link between traumatic brain injuries and sexual drive

“In general, TBIs are more likely to cause sexual dysfunction than other brain injuries because of the diffuse nature of the injury,” says Dr. Nathan Zasler, a physician from the Concussion Care Centre of Virginia. The diffuse damage causes the most harm to the frontal and temporal lobes, which can result in a lack of…