Animal Research Minute – Could new research offer hope for people with traumatic brain injury?

Well, the Toronto Star reports University of Texas researchers have made an important discovery with rats that could lead to more effective treatments for traumatic brain injury. In a new study, scientists transplanted human neuron stem cells into rats following traumatic brain injury. They discovered this treatment reversed and repaired the brain damage the rats had experienced. The scientists are hopeful that, with more research, this study could lead to viable treatments for people with traumatic brain injury.

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