Authors: Olivia Stevenson (Future Science Group)
Researchers from The University of Saskatchewan (Canada), have demonstrated that the symptoms of concussion in rodents can be reversed by a novel form of magnetic stimulation; this could potentially lead to a new treatment for concussion.
Concussion is a major public health concern. It can lead to symptoms such as headaches, loss of balance and sleep disturbance. It is understood that in Canada alone, disabilities related to brain injuries will lead to a loss of income of approximately CAD$ 8.1 billion. Developing a treatment for individuals with concussion could not only improve quality of life but could potentially also have significant economic benefits.