Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

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Drug Reverses Memory Failure Caused by Traumatic Brain Injury

After Treatment, Brain-Injured Mice Perform as Well as Normal Mice on Memory Tests

In an unprecedented finding, UC San Francisco scientists used an experimental drug to completely reverse severe learning and memory impairments caused by traumatic brain injury (TBI) in mice. Surprisingly, the drug fully restored the ability to learn and remember in the brain-injured mice even when the animals were first treated as much as a month after injury.

The latter results are particularly striking, as most research on brain injury and stroke has suggested that treatments must be initiated as quickly as possible to preserve normal function.

 


Original source of this content: https://www.ucsf.edu/news/2017/07/407656/drug-reverses-memory-failure-caused-traumatic-brain-injury