New article summarizes myriad anatomical, physiological, preclinical, and clinical data concerning WElkins' head-neck cooling technology as a potential treatment for mTBIs, particularly in the context of contact sports.
A new report, published last week in Translational Neuroscience, provides an excellent review of the underlying science and research behind selective brain cooling and its potential for concussion injury in contact sports. WElkins' Cooling Headliner is featured in the piece, as are data from past studies using the device. The Company did not sponsor the effort, but is grateful for the thoughtful analysis by a talented, multidisciplinary team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Mechanical Science and Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Engineering), Carle Foundation Hospital (Neurosurgery, Internal Medicine and Sports Medicine), Beckman Institute (Thermal Neuroscience Laboratory), and Mayo Clinic (Laboratory Medicine and Pathology). Keep reading below for the abstract and a link to the full article.