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Brain injury: New target may help eliminate inflammation

By Maria Cohut, Ph.D. on November 9, 2018 — Fact checked by Jasmin Collier

 

When traumatic brain injury occurs, it triggers inflammation of the nervous system, which can further harm brain health. However, researchers are looking into preventing that inflammatory response by targeting one type of brain cell.

fighting brain inflammation concept illustration

 

Researchers from Ohio State University in Columbus have recently conducted a study in mice, investigating a new cellular target with the potential to prevent inflammation following traumatic brain injury.

More specifically, they tested a drug that allowed them to block the activity of microglia, a type of nerve cell with a key role in the immune response.

To read the full story, see here: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/323630