A team at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine’s Graduate School of Public Health and Department of Chemistry published a report this week about a recent breakthrough in treating traumatic brain injuries. According to the study, published in Nature Neuroscience, the team has developed an agent known as XJB-5-131 that has proven successful in preventing secondary damage in the injured brains of rats.
In describing the team’s findings, the study’s senior author, Dr. Hülya Bayιr, M.D., stated that secondary brain damage can be the most harmful aspect of a head injury, as inflammation and tissue scarring can lead to irreparable trauma, according to Health...Read More »
For nearly 20 years, the Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, located south of Tampa, has served as a high-priced alternative for patients recovering from or living with brain injuries. The 196-bed facility has previously been billed as one of the largest brain injury rehabilitation centers of its kind, but a recent investigation by Bloomberg News has helped exposed what many patients and their families have been alleging for years – that the staff at FINR has a history of mistreating, abusing and even killing patients.
According to Bloomberg, a patient named Peter Price swallowed fish hooks and batteries in order to expedite his release from the FINR facility and move to another hospital....Read More »
Recent research shows that omega-3 fatty acids, long known for producing many health benefits, could protect the brain in a case of trauma, and perhaps even heal it after injury.
Researchers at universities in the United States and England are optimistic about the results they have found when experimenting with omega-3 fatty acids to help speed recovery from nerve and brain injuries.
"More work is needed but our research indicates that omega-3 fatty acids can protect damaged nerve cells, which is a critical first step in a successful neurological recovery,” Adina Michael-Titus, Professor of Neuroscience at Barts and The London Medical School, said in a press release from the University of London.