Researchers Learn How Brain Responds to TBI

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Researchers at the University of Virginia have made recent strides in understanding how the brain responds to injury and stroke. Progress has been made by understanding how microglia–the brain’s “emergency response” cells–function to affect and assist in dealing with damaged tissue:

“These cells are a whole lot more dynamic than we had thought,” said Dr. James W. Mandell, a professor of pathology at UVa and lead author on the paper. “Researchers made assumptions about what they saw in fixed tissue samples or cell cultures. But now we’ve been able to image microglia in living tissue.”

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