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Estrogen receptor expression may help explain why more males have autism.

The same sex hormone that helps protect females from stroke may also reduce their risk of autism, scientists say.  In the first look at a potential role of the female sex hormone in autism, researchers at the Georgia Regents University have found expression of estrogen receptor beta, which enables estrogen’s potent brain protection, is significantly decreased in autistic brains. 641 more words


Neuroprotective effects of Asiaticoside - a Saponin of Centella asiatica



In the central nervous system, Asiaticoside has been shown to attenuate in vitro neuronal damage caused by exposure to β-amyloid. However, its potential neuroprotective properties in glutamate-induced excitotoxicity have not been fully studied. 185 more words

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L-Carnitine may help sciatic nerve injury


How does L-carnitine maintain the normal structure of sciatic nerve in crush injury?
– Several studies have demonstrated that L-carnitine exhibits neuroprotective effects on injured sciatic nerve of rats with diabetes mellitus. 161 more words

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