Know how head injury leads to serious brain diseases
New Delhi, November 18 (ANI): In a new study, biologists discovered how main injuries damage individual cells and genes that can lead to serious brain problems. The researchers studied more than 6000 cells in 15 hippocampal cell types – the first study of individual cell types exposed to brain trauma.
Each cell has the same DNA, but the genes that are activated vary between different cell types. Among the 15 cell types are two previously unknown, each with a unique set of active genes.
Life scientists provide the first cell "atlas" of the hippocampus – the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory – when affected by traumatic brain injury. The team also suggested gene candidates for the treatment of brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injuries, such as Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
The biologists found that hundreds of genes were adversely affected by mild traumatic brain injury, such as brain shaking. These alters