Yun Jiao, PhD candidate, co-authored an article published at Journal of Neuroscience.
Resetting immune cells improves traumatic brain injury recovery in mice
Prolonged inflammation damages brain after injury, quelling it offers new treatment option for long-term recovery
SOCIETY FOR NEUROSCIENCE
Targeting overactive immune cells and dampening their effects may serve as a new treatment for treating a traumatic brain injury, according to new research in mice published in JNeurosci.
Time is of the essence when treating a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Triggered by trauma, microglia - the brain's immune cells - morph into an inflammatory state, which helps to protect the brain. However, long term inflammation may contribute to neurological degeneration after a TBI.
Link to Journal Article: http://dx.doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2402-19.2020