Wesana Health, World Boxing Council team up to tackle traumatic brain injuries

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Wesana Health, a company co-founded by retired National Hockey League enforcer Daniel Carcillo, is teaming up with the World Boxing Council (WBC) to find novel treatments for traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Wesana announced the multi-year clinical research joint project in a news release earlier this week. Per Forbes , the WBC will share data it has collected since the late 1970s regarding TBI in boxers with Wesana as it works to develop a psilocybin formulation, Sana0013, as a potential TBI treatment. From the brink and back: Former NHLers Daniel Carcillo and Riley Cote find life after hockey Former NHL enforcer Daniel Carcillo has started a psilocybin company to help people with brain injuries George Steinbrenner IV joins board of directors of life sciences company co-founded by ex-NHLer Daniel Carcillo Carcillo retired from hockey at 30-years-old after suffering seven documented concussions. By the time he left the game, medical tests revealed that he had the testosterone of a 70-year old man and his cortisol levels were three times higher than the average person. He told The GrowthOp last year that a trip to Colorado to meet former teammate and fellow enforcer Riley Cote for a therapeutic psilocybin experience changed his life and allowed him to get out of the loop he’d been stuck in. “Riley is the one who really stayed on me and helped me,” Carcillo said . “That trip changed my life.” With Wesana, Carcillo and his team are working to help others recover from brain injuries. Mike Tyson is an investor in the company and Wesana executive chairman Chad Bronstein told Forbes that Tyson helped facilitate the partnership with the WBC. “We have been involved in research studies of the impact of TBI with partners since the 1970s and Wesana’s approach holds strong potential for curing this debilitating condition and…

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