Omega-3 fatty acid intake for treatment of traumatic brain injury

Currently, brain injury treatment has largely been limited to bedrest and observational treatment. A recent published study found that consumption of omega-3 fatty acids, a common component in salmon, can lead to faster brain injury recovery. Traumatic brain injuries...

Traumatic brain injury and laser therapy

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, affecting all demographics from youth to seniors. Despite its prevalence, there have been very few clinical trials that have yielded an effective treatment. One neurorehabilitative...

Effect of physical exercise on concussion recovery

Physical exercise is widely accepted as one of the best ways to stay healthy, and there may be another one. A systematic review found that physical exercise has clear benefits in concussion recovery. Currently, most physicians and websites say that rest is the most...

Can you grow new neurons?

Is it possible for adults to grow new neurons? Though many believe no, recent research has shown not only is it possible, but adults constantly do grow new neurons in a process known as neurogenesis. Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says yes, we can in a 2015 TED talk...

Scott’s Journey to Physical Recovery Starts Now (Part 1)

“It’s 10:40am but the HandyDart is nowhere to be seen. I hurried into the Karen Magnussen Community Centre to find my colleague, Michael, waiting patiently on the bench just outside the indoor pool where the elderly held their water aerobics lessons every...

New technology could deliver drugs to brain injuries

A new study describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the brain. “We have found a peptide sequence of four amino acids, cysteine,...