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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


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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Update on anesthetic neuroprotection

“The evidence of benefit of current strategies remains sparse.”

Zwerus et al, The Netherlands. Current Opinions in Anesthesiology, 2015 Aug. Read abstract from the article here.