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The Drink That Heals Your Brain

Did you know that green tea can grow your brain?

        A polyphenol called EGCG in green tea has been linked to neurogenesis, the production of new neurons in the brain. 233 more words

Brain

Eurotherm 3235 Trial

The long-awaited Eurotherm trial was published in NEJM in autumn 2015. The premise of the study was to examine the impact of induced hypothermia on outcomes after traumatic brain injury. 270 more words

TBI General

The remyelination dogma

The myelin sheath is a major component of the white matter of the vertebrate brain and spinal cord.  It serves as an electrical insulator along nerve axons that accelerates conduction and enables higher brain function [1].  975 more words

Drug Discovery

Maple Syrup Protects Motor Neurons

An after-school study by two teenagers in Canada found that maple syrup protects neurons and halts the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal model of the disease. 15 more words

Inspiration

SMACC Podcast - Temperature and TBI by Manoj Saxena

Excellent talk by Manoj Saxena on traumatic brain injury and temperature control. A useful overview of the available evidence. From SMACC Chicago 2015.

TBI General

Cochrane Review - Hypothermia for Neuroprotection after Cardiac Arrest

Just off the press: Cochrane Collaboration Review of the use of therapeutic hypothermia after cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

“Evidence of moderate quality suggests that conventional cooling methods provided to induce mild therapeutic hypothermia improve neurological outcome after cardiac arrest, specifically with better outcomes than occur with no temperature management”

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