New female brain bank will help close the gender gap in concussion research

Monday marked a historic day in the history of concussion and brain injury research, as the first-ever brain bank for women was announced during a conference at the National Institute of Health.

The brain bank — which is a partnership between the National PTSD Brain Bank and Pink Concussions, a nonprofit focused on improving education and treatment of women and girls suffering from brain injuries — represents a major step forward in this field of research. The vast majority of studies on brain injuries have been done on male brains, despite the fact that studies show that women and girls suffer from concussions at a higher rate than men, and have a more extensive period of recovery time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *