Learn how head injuries lead to serious brain diseases
New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): In a recent study, biologists have discovered how head injuries negatively affect individual cells and genes that can lead to severe brain disorders. The researchers studied more than 6,000 cells in 15 types of hippocampal cells – the first study of individual cell types subject to brain trauma.
Each cell has the same DNA, but which genes are activated varies between different cell types. Among the 15 cell types are two that were previously unknown, each with a unique set of active genes.
Life scientists provide the first & quot; atlas & quot; cells of the hippocampus – the part of the brain that helps regulate learning and memory – when it is affected by a traumatic brain injury. The team also proposed genetic candidates for the treatment of brain diseases associated with traumatic brain injuries, such as Alzheimer's disease and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Biologists have found that hundreds of genes are negatively affected by mild traumatic brain injuries, such as a concussion. These change