Thursday, November 23, 2017
Head injuries can alter hundreds of genes and lead to serious brain diseases
This discovery not only is suggestive of a blood test for brain injury patients, but it also opens a window to develop novel treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders caused by brain injuries. The UCLA researchers also show how crucial the hippocampus is based on the master regulator genes. In recent news, the first discovery of CTE in a NFL football player was found and this study further shows how detrimental brain damage is. While not all brain injuries are preventable such as accidents, the professional sports industry should take more precautions with this information.