Restoring metabolism prevents / reverses “permanent” nerve damage

Yet another study demonstrating the crucial role cellular metabolism plays in pathological processes. While most of the posts on this blog 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 injury, especially in tissues with high energy … Read more Restoring metabolism prevents / reverses “permanent” nerve damage

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 as playing soccer on a regular basis and heading the … Read more Epilepsy, as a result of brain injury (TBI), is caused by endotoxin receptor (TLR4)

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 that not only is keeping … Read more At least 15% of patients with brain injury and in coma may be conscious and capable of recovery