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    Restoring Metabolism Prevents / Reverses "permanent" Nerve Damage

    Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role cellular metabolism plays in pathological processes. While most of my posts deal with beneficial effects of improving OXPHOS on various chronic diseases, the study below demonstrates that the same may be true in acute pathologies such as traumatic...
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    Epilepsy, As A Result Of Brain Injury (TBI), Is Caused By Endotoxin Receptor (TLR4)

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a pathology affecting most often military staff exposed to explosions, competitive athletes in contact sports (especially in the NFL), accident victims, etc but lately has also been shown to occur in more benign situations such as repeated low-grade impacts such...
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    At Least 15% Of Patients With Brain Injury And In Coma May Be Conscious And Capable Of Recovery

    As many readers know, patients with severe brain injury are typically viewed by medical professionals as simply a "vegetable on a plug" and incapable of recovery. The family members are aggressively lobbied to agree for the patient to be "pulled off the plug" and allowed to die. The rationale is...
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    The Brain Damage In Cases Of TBI May Be Partially Driven By Gut Bacteria

    Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most common injuries sustained by soldiers on the battleield, as well as by various athletes (NFL, NHL, major league soccer, etc). Repeated TBI events or even a single TBI of sufficient severity can trigger what is commonly known as chronic traumatic...
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    5α-Dihydroprogesterone (5α-DHP) - Potent Role In Neurodegenerative Conditions

    While researching saturated steroids and their effects on the brain, I noticed a number of highly promosing studies demonstrating benefit of such steroid for a variety of neurodegenerative conditions such as MS, ALS, Alzheimer, Parkinson, etc. Ray has written extensively on the topic of...
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    Methylene Blue Protective Against TBI

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26572258 "Traumatic brain injury (TBI) leads to permanent neurological impairment, and methylene blue (MB) exerts central nervous system neuroprotective effects. However, only one previous study has investigated the effectiveness of MB in a controlled cortical...
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