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Breakthrough in repairing brain neurons after injury

Based on the results of a promising experiment, it may someday be possible to restore the brain cells of people in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who suffer from stroke or traumatic brain injury. Researchers caution that such procedures are still too risky for humans despite the success of an experiment on mice. This is because neurons connect and grow during early development, and adding new neurons to a mature brain could result in the neurons making abnormal connections.

However, scientists found that transplanting embryonic neurons into the brains of damaged mice resulted in healthy connections forming and a restoration of functions. Furthermore, the neurons also did not form connections that could lead to seizures. Other scientists said that the news was exciting and proved that the idea can work in concept even though there is still a great deal of work to be done.

One of the concerns will be the long-term safety of the procedure. The trauma of brain surgery could be damaging for the patient, or the cells might turn cancerous. Furthermore, injuries to the brain can be complex, but researchers are optimistic about the possibilities.

A person may sustain a brain injury in a number of different ways. A slip and fall accident, a sports injury or a motor vehicle accident may all result in a mild or severe traumatic brain injury. When a person is injured in accident like this, they might want to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. However, there may be some complications associated with a TBI. For example, symptoms might not show up immediately. A person who sustains a head injury in an accident might choose to speak with an attorney. A personal injury lawyer might be able to look into a victim's case and help him or her file a lawsuit.

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