Researchers have discovered that alterations in the gut microbiome of rats recovering from spinal cord injury could be associated with their mental health. This provides a lead to potentially treating mental health issues related to spinal cord injuries with bacteriotherapy.
At the 21st Spinal Research Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Grégoire Courtine to hear more about the development of neurotechnologies for spinal cord injuries, including how close we might be to turning this rehabilitation paradigm into a treatment in the clinic.
Researchers have discovered a correlation between reaction time and white matter microstructure damage in patients with concussion, suggesting an alteration in signaling patterns as a result of mild traumatic brain injury.
Four studies presented at SfN Neuroscience have demonstrated how the microbiome interacts with the brain in mice, revealing the possible mechanisms behind gut–brain communication.
A low-cost and widely available drug, termed tranexamic acid, could reduce deaths from traumatic brain injury by ‘hundreds of thousands’, according to a recent study.
Researchers have suggested that traumatic microbleeds may be a form of injury to brain blood vessels that could predict worse outcomes following a head injury.
At the 21st Spinal Research Annual Network Meeting, we had the pleasure of speaking with Aileen Anderson about her talk on ‘Traumatic CNS injury and the inflammatory stem cell niche’, including the obstacles involved with tissue regeneration following injury and the how this could be overcome.
A research team has discovered that metformin promotes repair in the brains of adult female mice and that the female sex hormone estradiol plays a key role in this process.
Researchers have utilized flortaucipir PET to identify tau protein tangles in the brains of individuals who have suffered just a single head injury.