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Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury
September 11, 2014
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.A new class of compounds, given orally, protects brain cells from the damage caused by blast-induced, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and preserves normal brain functions, even when the compound is given 24 to 36 hours after the injury occurs. Researchers hope that this family of compounds might be developed into a new class of neuroprotective drugs for TBI and other currently untreatable forms of neurodegeneration, including Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.Full Story
The University of Iowa
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